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Articles created/expanded on March 6[edit]

Mindy Alper

Created by Ringbang (talk) and Girona7 (talk). Nominated by Ringbang (talk) at 17:41, 8 March 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Comment I realize to be subjective: reading the article, I found myself wondering what Alper’s art itself is actually like. Entry has loads of great stuff about her training, places she’s exhibited, teaching she’s done, the film about her (well done!)—but just a handful of sentences about what art she’s produced. (This is also reflected in the lead, which indicates she’s known as a painter and sculptor, but doesn’t say what materials she works with, what school she belongs to if any, what themes she’s known for engaging, or other major identifying qualities for summarizing an artist’s work.) If secondary sources for this just aren’t available, I understand and will be happy to check this off as I think it meets the letter of the DYK criteria; but if it’s possible to add more about the substance of her artistic output before it goes out to DYK readers, I think that would make it much more useful. Let me know! Innisfree987 (talk) 21:17, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
Related: noticing lead says her media are painting and sculpture but infobox says drawing and sculpture—adding at least enough about the work to nail this down one way or another would be great. I’ll look for refs too. Innisfree987 (talk) 21:48, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg It has been over a month since the above, and I have just repinged nominator Ringbang's talk page. Perhaps Girona7 can help with Innisfree987's questions, and perhaps Innisfree987, who edited the article last week, can follow up here. Thanks to you all. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:33, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
    Yes, I added a bit to the entry about a month ago and then checked back on progress last week. I noticed meanwhile the creators were discussing proposing a different hook, so I was waiting to see where they landed on that. Innisfree987 (talk) 21:59, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
    Hi there. I'd be happy to help but at present I'm trying to deal with the fact that the image I procured for the article has hit a snag in terms of getting OTRS to accept the permission I obtained from the creator as valid. As soon as this is resolved I'd be happy to follow up on the possible DYK. Thanks for keeping this one alive! And more soon... Girona7 (talk) 02:01, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg @Ringbang and Girona7: Any updates? It's been more than a month now. If getting difficulty getting permission for the image is dragging this on, perhaps the hook could simply run without the image? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:24, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
    @Narutolovehinata5 and Girona7: I'll have time today to review my source materials and make another pass over the article. Having the photo is ideal, but I'm okay with going without it if necessary. —Ringbang (talk) 14:48, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
    Okay, I've submitted my revisions. —Ringbang (talk) 03:11, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Reviewer needed to check the recent revisions to see whether they have addressed the issues previously raised. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:06, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg I see that this nomination has been hanging around for ages. The article is long enough and was new enough when nominated. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. Reading the article I wondered about having a hook concerning the artist losing her power of speech periodically, but perhaps that is too negative for a BLP where the subject has mental health issues. So let's go for ALT0 which is cited inline. No QPQ needed for this nomination. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:36, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I find all the hooks rather obscure. None of the hooks gives any indication of who Alper is, other than an "artist". I think ALT2 is the one that can be improved with a quick tweak:
  • ALT2a: ... that Los Angeles artist Mindy Alper helped Mary Stuart Masterson prepare for her role as a mentally ill woman who falls in love with a mime artist in the 1993 film Benny & Joon?
  • But really, a new hook focusing on Alper would be better. Yoninah (talk) 22:50, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 28[edit]

Gevninge

The Gevninge helmet fragment
The Gevninge helmet fragment

Created by Usernameunique (talk). Self-nominated at 16:42, 28 April 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article was created on 28 April, so is new enough, it has 1640 characters, so is long enough to comply with the rule, and is neutrally written and well-cited. The problems are with the hook and the image.
  1. The text in the article can be taken as based in good faith on the offline sources, but the first part of the hook offered here says something not claimed by the article. What the article does say is "Gevninge may have thus served as the "port of Lejre"... This role is evocative of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, for the titular character passes through such a place..." and that is quite different.
  2. There's also the problem that Beowulf is legendary and we have no evidence that he ever lived or did anything at all. We can't really treat him as if he were a historical figure.
  3. The second part of the hook, about the helmet fragment, can be accepted AGF, but the image of the fragment is of very low quality, and there is no link from the Wikimedia image to a Lejre Museum page, no photographer name, and nothing to say how or why or by whom a CC licence was created for this low-grade image. "An email containing details of the permission for this file has been sent in accordance with Commons:OTRS" does not really meet the case.

This hook needs rethinking: perhaps an actual quotation from one of the sources could be added to the article and the new hook could be based on that? Or it could be cut down to just the second part, as the two parts are trying to marry up quite unrelated facts. To be used on the Main Page, the image should really be of better quality and there should be some details of how it comes to be in the public domain. Please ping me here when you have the answers. Moonraker (talk) 05:23, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the review, Moonraker. How is ALT1 instead? (Grendel isn't mentioned in the article at the moment, but can be easily added.) I think "poetical" describes Beowulf's nature adequately, though "legendary" or "fabled" would also work. The image is OTRS pending, which I understand to be allowed for the main page; there's a 66-day backlog for such emails, so it would be hard to do otherwise. The email in question was sent on April 12 by the head of communication for ROMU, who kindly offered a commercial-use-allowed license for a low-resolution photo (would want it to be non-commercial for anything higher). I think it looks nice in the small size afforded for the main page, although I agree with you that when blown up it gets fuzzy.
    • Symbol possible vote.svg All right, we are now on ALT1. On the image, the Reviewing guide says "Make sure the image is free of any copyright restrictions... Consider the quality of the image, and its clarity at 100 by 100 pixels, the size at which DYK images appear on the Main Page". The volunteer moving this on might feel we have made sure of the copyright status here, not sure. The clarity is all right at 100 by 100 pixels, but it's still a low-grade image, and it might or might not be used. Without it, the hook doesn't work well. Another reviewer has drawn my attention to Rule C6, "If the subject is a work of fiction or a fictional character, the hook must involve the real world in some way." That might help, although here the subject is Gevninge and not Beowulf. Also, I can't find Grendel mentioned in the article, and I don't think Grendel can be parachuted into the hook like that, we are supposed to be able to verify everything in the hook. Could you please quote the exact passage from Christensen (2002), p. 45, that you are relying on? It's just that I think we need to see what Christensen actually says. Could you give it in Danish and English? Moonraker (talk) 01:07, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
  1. The image is clear at 100x100 pixels; it is up to the promoter whether to include it or not.
  2. I've added Grendel to the article.
  3. If Rule C6 applies here (I don't think it does), it is clearly satisfied by the hook, which involves the real world in some way: Gevninge is a part of the real world. Indeed, the hook is really about how the fictional world of Beowulf intersects with contemporary reality.
  4. The offline Danish sources could be accepted as good faith, but since you asked:

For en besøgende, der kom sejlende til Lejre, matte vejen mest naturligt gå via Gevninge. Her skulle man stige i land og foretage resten af turen langs ådalen til fods eller til hest. Her må man også have mødt en af Lejrekongens betroede mænd, der bevogtede vejen til Lejre. En sådan strandvagt optræder i kvadet om Bjovulf. Her modtager han helten og hans mænd, da de stiger i land på kysten på vej til danerkongen Roars kongsgård (i Lejre?):
“Ridende på sin hest drog Roars stridsmand
så ned til stranden, i næverne svingede han
kraftfuldt sit spy dog spurgte med hofpli:
‘hvem er I, som er kommet kampklædte her
skærmet af brynjer, med skibet det høje
sejlende hen over havets vej,
over bølgerne til landet? længe har jeg været
vogter af grænsen, holdt vagt ved havet
for at ingen fjende skulle anrette skade
i danernes land med ledingsflåde”

For a visitor who came sailing to Lejre, the road that made the most natural walk was through Gevninge. Here you should go ashore and take the rest of the trip along the river valley on foot or by horse. Here one must also have met one of the trusted men of Lejre's king, guarding the way to Lejre. Such a shore-guard appears in the quarters of Beowulf. Here he receives the hero and his men as they go ashore on the way to Hrothgar's kingdom (in Lejre?):
"he rode to the shore,
this horseman of Hrothgar’s, and challenged them
in formal terms, flourishing his spear:
'What kind of men are you who arrive
rigged out for combat in coats of mail,
sailing here over the sea-lanes
in your steep-hulled boat? I have been stationed
as lookout on this coast for a long time.
My job is to watch the waves for raiders,
and danger to the Danish shore.'" --Usernameunique (talk) 02:29, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

    • Symbol possible vote.svg Usernameunique, progress. I agree with your points (1) and (3), thank you for (2), and (4) overcomes my doubts. So ALT1 is cited for everything except Grendel. If you want Grendel, there should really be a reference to cover it, I don't believe the rules allow us to parachute things into hooks (or, indeed, articles) that rely on people's general knowledge. Please would you ping me here when it's sorted? Moonraker (talk) 17:26, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
      • Thanks Moonraker. I've added a source for Grendel to the article. It's paywalled, but the relevant part reads: " The news of the inroads of Grendel reaches the ears of Beowulf, and he sets out to the court of Hrothgar. But the departure, the journey, and the landing are shrouded in a fog of hazy speech that not only makes the geographical identity of their destination a matter of question but has given modern scholars cause to write reams about the nationality of the Geats. The journey is safely accomplished and the warriors disembark. They are met by a mounted sentry, who challenges them and then points out the hall? [Same Beowulf passage as above.] This seems to indicate that the distance from the ship to the hall was not very great. The warden of the coast rides with them a little way until the hall may be seen in the distance and then lets them follow the path. If the march were long, it seems reasonable to suppose that there would be a definite reference to a somewhat more involved journey." --Usernameunique (talk) 22:27, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article created on 28 April, so is new enough, is long enough, and is neutrally written and well-cited, with no copyvio found. Offline sources for the ALT1 hook can be accepted AGF. On the image, we read that this small version of it has been licenced by the museum organization it belongs to, per Commons:OTRS, and it looks all right at the size of 100 x 100. The ALT1 hook is rather a complicated one, and the words "with an associated helmet fragment" might be better left out if the image is not used. Moonraker (talk) 04:28, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg As you know Usernameunique, I pulled this hook last night, mainly because I was unable to confirm the hook in a timely manner. But my issue with it at the time is that the hook says the warrior "may have passed through a place like Gevninge", but Gevninge isn't mentioned in the supplied source (Herbert), indeed Herbert doesn't mention any kind of settlement where Beowulf lands, and neither, apparently (judging by what I presume is an extract above) does the poem. So how can he have passed through "a place like Gevninge"? Also, Herbert (page 937) says that the notion that the Heorot of Beowulf was the same place as modern day Lejre is "utterly untenable", and says that Heorot was "miles away". Gatoclass (talk) 04:50, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Gatoclass, as mentioned above, Herben is used only for verification of plot summary, i.e., for the fact that Beowulf's journey to Heorot is to fight Grendel. His own theory of where Heorot is is an outlier, and has been debunked (see p. 290 n.8: "Since the time of Chambers and Klaeber, most scholars have been willing, if pressed, to locate Heorot at Lejre even if with caution. n.8: Again, voices dissenting from this orthodoxy have occasionally been heard. In an article published in 1935 titled simply "Heorot," Stephen Herben proposed to locate the action of Beowulf at a village to the northeast of the city of Roskilde, ... but the connection that he proposes remains practically groundless."). As also noted and quoted above, Christensen 2002 is the source for linking Gevninge with Beowulf. --Usernameunique (talk) 16:19, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Firstly Usernameunique, your new source doesn't "debunk" Herbert, in fact, it says the opposite to what you claim (page 292): "No one today would agree with Sarrazin that this landscape "is" that of the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf ... traces of ancient halls are being excavated now, in "the very place" (as Sarrazin liked to say) where the Beowulf poet may have imagined Heorot to have stood, even if the poet never ventured near that place in person." (my emphasis). Also, note that Christenson above doesn't assert that Heorot and Lejre are the same place, he merely suggests, very tentatively, that it might be. But it appears that his subject is Lejre and how one might have got there in ancient times, and is only touching on the Beowulf connection in passing. Regardless, saying that Beowulf "may have passed through a place like Gevninge" is highly misleading IMO, because it implies that he passed through a similar settlement when the poem itself only mentions a "lookout" on "the coast". [Addendum: I notice you added a quote while I was researching my response - I missed that before making this post. I'm not sure it changes anything substantive though]. Gatoclass (talk) 17:08, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Usernameunique, I can see both sides of this, but for now I am agreeing more with Gatoclass. In the middle of this page I asked you to quote Christensen (2002), so that we could see what he actually said, and you gave us a passage including "For a visitor who came sailing to Lejre, the road that made the most natural walk was through Gevninge". At first sight that supports Alt1; at second sight, it does name Gevninge, but it says nothing about "a place like Gevninge", and when Christensen later says "to Hrothgar's kingdom (in Lejre?)" that seems to suggest that a reasoned link with Lejre might be beside the point because Lejre may not be the real or fictional seat of Hrothgar. Also, we now gather there is scholarly controversy on these matters. If you want Beowulf in the hook and he does get into it, I see no problem with Grendel as well, but to link Beowulf and Gevninge you need to rely on something actually said in a reliable source. Can you perhaps come up with a hook that does exactly that, without any interpretation of it? If not, then I see nothing wrong with Vanamonde's suggestion of "Gevninge, a small village, may have been the port for a royal capital?" as that is a fair summary of something you can cite from the sources. Moonraker (talk) 22:02, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT2 ... that two scholars passed through Gevninge in Denmark in their attempt to recreate the journey of Beowulf to Heorot to destroy the monster Grendel, arriving at Lejre?
  • Source 1: Gillian Overing, Marijane Osborn, Landscape of Desire: Partial Stories of the Medieval Scandinavian World (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1994), pp. 1-2
  • Source 2 (for Grendel): Stephen J. Herben Jr., "Heorot" in Publications of the Modern Language Association (Modern Language Association, December 1935) L (4): 933–945. JSTOR 458100
Vanamonde93, do you have time to review this, as I have suggested it? Moonraker (talk) 05:41, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
@Moonraker: The hook looks okay. Given the previous discussion here, though, I'd like to see a quote (or quotes) just in case; and I'd suggest omitting the "arriving at Lejre", as it is distracting from the main point of interest. Vanamonde (talk) 07:04, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
I'm not keen on the proposed alt as it again conflates the fictional and real worlds and again implies that this was the location of Heorot when its location isn't known. What is wrong with Vanamonde's proposed hook? That seems more than sufficiently interesting to me and we have had a surfeit of Beowulf-related hooks lately. Gatoclass (talk) 08:57, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
Gatoclass, as I said before, I see nothing wrong with Vanamonde's suggested hook, but it hasn't been proposed here for review yet. If he would like to do that, perhaps you would review it. On mine, which is trying to rescue something of what Usernameunique wanted to say, please see Rule C6, "If the subject is a work of fiction or a fictional character, the hook must involve the real world in some way." That doesn't apply here, as the subject is Gevninge, not Beowulf, but it does suggest to me there's no problem with fiction and the real world going into the same hook. The words "attempt to recreate the journey" don't seem to me to imply that they succeeded in doing that. Moonraker (talk) 23:24, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
Moonraker, Gatoclass, & Vanamonde93, sorry for the delay in responding. Perhaps it's worth focusing on something other than Beowulf, partly for Gatoclass's point that the poem has been well represented on the main page recently; and much as I still think the link between Beowulf's journey and Gevninge is appropriate, it's clear that trying to force that point here would take a lot more discussion. What about something along the lines of:

ALT3: ... that Gevninge, a Viking outpost with an associated helmet fragment (pictured), may have been the port for the seat of the Scylding dynasty? --Usernameunique (talk) 22:03, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Usernameunique, the main elements of this can probably be taken AGF, but I am doubtful about the term "Viking outpost". The article says there is evidence of occupation during the Viking age, but my understanding of Vikings is that they are seafarers rather than villagers, and I don't quite see why this would be an "outpost". Does Christensen use the terms "Viking" or "outpost"? Moonraker (talk) 00:58, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Moonraker, I won't be able to look at Christensen until after the weekend, but Ulriksen also speaks about this, and has a detailed English résumé. Perhaps linking to Viking Age instead of Vikings, and using the word "settlement" instead of "outpost," would work. --Usernameunique (talk) 01:23, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
Usernameunique, settlement would be fine if a reliable source says there was a settlement. Viking age also sounds better, but it tells us the period and not the location. If you can tell us exactly what the sources say that should make things easier. Moonraker (talk) 23:27, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
Moonraker, the Ulriksen résumé can be found here. It explicitly uses the terms settlement and Viking. —Usernameunique (talk) 00:04, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Usernameunique, you may like to update ALT3? I'm not sure of the best way to bring in the helmet fragment, but the present form of words isn't ideal. Perhaps "where a helmet fragment (pictured) was later found"? On another point, the article talks about Scylding kings rather than dynasty, which is better. I don't see how a dynasty could have a seat. Moonraker (talk) 16:37, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Moonraker, sorry for forgetting about this and leaving it in purgatory. ALT4 has the suggested modifications:

ALT4: ... that Gevninge, a Viking settlement where the fragment of a helmet (pictured) was found, may have been the port for the seat of the Scylding kings? --Usernameunique (talk) 00:47, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article was new enough when nominated, is long enough, and is neutrally written and well-cited, with no copyvio found. The ALT4 hook is mostly cited to online sources and others can be accepted AGF. On the image, this small version of it has been licenced by the museum organization it belongs to, per Commons:OTRS, and it looks all right at the size of 100 x 100. I believe this is ready to go with ALT4 only, but pinging Gatoclass, who pulled it before. Moonraker (talk) 02:15, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
I have no problem with the hook, but in looking at the article again, I am not at all happy with the content pertaining to Beowulf, which again, conflates the real and fictional worlds quite inappropriately and needs to be rewritten. I'd do it myself but I don't have access to the source. But quite frankly I think more than enough time has been spent on this very stubby article and that it probably should be failed at this point. Gatoclass (talk) 09:06, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
Gatoclass, much as it seems unlikely that someone would conflate a tale about a mission to slay a monster with a statement of historical fact, I have added references to Beowulf being fictional. Since the DYK criteria would seem to be met (and since none of the criteria has anything to do with time spent on stubby articles), perhaps Moonraker could take a look at ALT4 with an eye to approving it. Thanks, --Usernameunique (talk) 12:25, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
You've got a stubby little article, half of which is not about the subject at all but a digression about a poem. Remove that and you've got about three sentences worth of article. It probably took you five minutes to write and I have spent literally hours already trying to get the issues sorted out and they are still not sorted, how much more of other peoples' time do you think you're entitled to in order to get your DYK credit?
I'm going to give it one more shot. Does Christenson have any more to say about the Beowulf connection other than the snippet from the book you posted above about the "visitor who came sailing to Lejre"? If so, at least I can rework the prose appropriately. If not, can you post the rest of what he said here please? Gatoclass (talk) 12:43, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
Gatoclass, why don't you just rework the prose as you find appropriate from what's in the article; I can find and translate more information if necessary, but it's unclear why we would want to add more on Beowulf if you consider it tangential. Besides, since we already have some 1,250 characters without the section at issue in the middle paragraph, there's little danger of falling behind the DYK requirement. --Usernameunique (talk) 19:15, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Apologies for the delay in getting back to this Usernameunique, I've been struggling with burnout. I've rewritten the section of the article dealing with Beowulf to try and resolve the issues; take a look and see what you think. Gatoclass (talk) 11:12, 18 July 2018 (UTC)


Articles created/expanded on May 9[edit]

1946 British Embassy bombing

Created by TheGracefulSlick (talk). Self-nominated at 18:36, 8 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Hook unsourced, serious POV problems with the article, and the hook, per WP:TERRORIST. NPOV is not the view of the British colonial office.Icewhiz (talk) 20:17, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Icewhiz so the person who placed the tag in the first place is reviewing the article? Shocking. Totally unbiased assement. Did you check the article for the inline source, as required? I revised the hook as well to remove "terrorist attack".TheGracefulSlick (talk) 20:21, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
  • I merely commented here as well - did not pass/reject - leaving that to someone else as I intend to heavily edit the article tomorrow. The revised hook is ok npov now (the article still not), though I would add the year. Citations in the article could be improved - mainly in the lede which is overly long and not a summary of the body. You do not cite a source for first - here for the hook, or in the article (where it appears only in the lede, without a source).Icewhiz (talk) 20:34, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
  • And when will you explain the POV tag, Icewhiz? Consider the fact that tag-bombing is disruptive. As you plan to heavily edit the article, should I anticipate this terror attack suddenly becoming a revolutionary act of courage and defiance, despite sources saying otherwise. I can change the article to fit accordingly if that is the case. Also, remember the bombing is the main point of discussion; I'll readily point out issues with WP:SYNTH when you edit.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 20:46, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
  • I explained the tag in my edit summary, however I shall cross post this to the TP.

Icewhiz (talk) 20:48, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

Drive-by POV tagging of any article on Israel's conflict with Palestinians is normal, and mostly unmotivated. Serious concerns, if they exist, should be first raised on the talk page, with a series of bulleted notes saying where the perceived problem lies. This was not done, and thus editors were unable to address the ostensible issues the tag alludes to. In any case, the article has since been comprehensively revised according to the best available Italian scholarship, with a focus on ascertained facts, or perceived facts balanced for the different approaches used by scholarship. There is no point in asserting that the use of 'terrorist' as a descriptor is POV: the militant organisations concerned were branded by Israel terrorist, the appropriate Jewish agencies of the day recognized them as such, and numerous high quality sources have no problem in using that descriptor, because it objectively states what the Irgun was doing.Nishidani (talk) 17:13, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Nishidani would it be alright if I co-credited you with this DYK? Your expansion more than sufficiently addressed the POV tag and I appreciate the work.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 16:53, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
Well, that is very gracious of you, but really all I've done is to tweak a solid piece of work that was already there before I noticed. An acknowledgement would strike me as a kind of hijacking of credit the page creator should get recognition for.Nishidani (talk) 17:06, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg New article, certainly long enough and appears to be impeccably written and sourced. Any edit warring appears to have died down, suggesting it is acceptably neutral. I'd just suggest a little more context would be helpful in the (potentially very intriguing ) hook, for example:
ALT1: ... that the 1946 bombing of the British Embassy in Rome was the first operation by the Revisionist Zionist group Irgun against British personnel in Europe? Sionk (talk) 22:42, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Sionk that looks like a much improved hook. I would accept that version.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 16:37, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Fine, in that case let's go for ALT1. Ready to move to the next stage. Sionk (talk) 23:53, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg @TheGracefulSlick: This is ineligible for promotion until the tagged issues have been resolved. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:22, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Comment I have started RFC to resolve the issue of sources. Shrike (talk) 18:48, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg There has been considerable discussion on the article Talk page, the article has been re-written in parts and better sources found where appropriate to shore-up any disputed facts. The clean-up tags were removed over two weeks ago. I'd hope there would be no further need to address very minor issues using 'clean-up' templates and this DYK can proceed to the next stage. Sionk (talk) 21:24, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
The Bagoon source still in the article and the RFC was still not concluded.Lets wait for RFC to conclude so we can decide if the Bagoon should stay or notShrike (talk) 04:57, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
The input on the RFC seems to have ceased many days ago and consensus seems to be that the source can remain if used with care. It's a very minor issue in a very lengthy generally well written and informative article. Sionk (talk) 20:24, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
That is not the consensus I see there - which is either exclude of no consensus (which would lead to exclude). We could perhaps ask for a close for this RfC. There are also some formatting issues in the article in newly added efns.Icewhiz (talk) 20:35, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
The RFC should be closed by uninvolved editor.I have no problem that it will happen now. Shrike (talk) 05:46, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
The issue can be resolved by normal editing. Articles are things that evolve and hopefully improve. It shouldn't be an impediment to the DYK. Sionk

(talk) 21:29, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

This clearly disputed and should be sorted before promotion.Per WP:DEADLINE we can wait. Shrike (talk) 21:33, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol delete vote.svg There certainly is a point where DYK nominations grow stale. The last post was dated over a month ago, and the nomination is presently 2 months and a week old. Marking for closure as unsuccessful. Yoninah (talk) 23:06, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 14[edit]

Zoë Porphyrogenita

A mosaic of Empress Zoe
A mosaic of Empress Zoe
  • ... that five years after Byzantine Empress Zoë Porphyrogenita first married, aged 50, her husband was murdered by her teenage lover, who married Zoë the same day and was crowned emperor the next? Norwich. Byzantium: the Apogee pp. 270–71, 276, 278–79. Garland. Zoe Porphyrogenita (wife of Romanus III, Constantine IX, and Michael IV). Kazhdan. Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium p 2228
  • Reviewed: Only my third nomination, so no QPQ required, although I have reviewed 2 other DYK articles.

Improved to Good Article status by Gog the Mild (talk). Self-nominated at 19:12, 15 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Gog the Mild, your hook is certainly vivid. The attribution of the death to Michael IV the Paphlagonian does not have a source in the article; please include a quote form your source that supports the hook statement, or pick another hook.
Earwig finds copyvio (results), but is seems that the first one copied from Wikipedia, and there are only a few sentences in common with the second source (which is one that you cite, so you might have just subconsciously remembered a couple fragments of phrasing). Please look into this and report back.
I found the article somewhat confusing, especially the chronology of the lede. You also have only two sentences on the actual reign, as opposed to the machinations around the transfer of power. I realized that Byzantine politics were like that, but it would be good to hear about what happened to the empire when it wasn't deposing emperors. And what Zoë did when she wasn't marrying, squabbling with her sister, or making ointments. I was also curious as to why Theodora was furious at being recalled from Petrion; you might link to her article's reasons. HLHJ (talk) 01:25, 27 May 2018‎ (UTC)
Hi HLHJ. Thanks for the detailed and thoughtful review. I am just back from a few days holiday and it may be a day or two before I can respond in full. Gog the Mild (talk) 22:21, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
@HLHJ:. Progress report. In no particular order.
  • Zoe was only a ruling empress for 65 days, so what one can say about their reign is limited. Especially as the two main sources completely disagree and both state that Theodora was the driving force. Zoe, apparently, had become used to her husbands running affairs.
  • I have deliberately not gone too much into the affairs of the empire. The 65 days aside, Zoe had little influence on them and there is no logical stopping point this side of a book length treatment. During her adult life there were five emperors, plus herself, and major ups and downs in the empire's military, territorial, financial, religious and foreign affairs fortunes. All in the unique Byzantine way. It seemed (far) more confusing than it was worth to try to sketch this in.
  • Chronology. I have tweaked things a bit. I have also tried to explain some background which I may have been taking for granted - eg her exclusion from power other than through a husband. Hopefully this also explains why Zoe didn't do a lot other than marry, squabble and make ointments.
  • I have added a (sourced) sentence on Theodora's motives for being "furious". Always difficult to decide how much to say about people who aren't the subject of the narrative. And, frankly, who knows what she was thinking. The chroniclers can only guess and they all had their own agendas and their own narratives to fit things into.
  • Earwig. Given that it is fresh out of GAN I am surprised. I didn't write this from scratch so it seems that someone may have helpfully cut and pasted. Amended. The only Earwig issues are now on Wikipedia mirror sites.
  • I have expanded the section on Romanos's death quite a bit and given a summary of the views of each of the contemporary sources. (Psellus is amusing, he writes at length (I haven't quoted this) about the circumstances, clearly convinced that Michael was responsible, but takes a "I wasn't there, maybe three thugs walked in off the street, you have to make your own mind up" attitude.) Not sure if this is sufficient for you to pass the hook; let me know if not.
  • I still have to proof read all of my changes, so bear with me for a day or two with copy edit issues.
  • Theodora should be up for GA this week. Gog the Mild (talk) 11:56, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Hello, Gog the Mild, and thank you for the progress report. I'm afraid I can't share your kind assessment of my review; I hadn't realized that she only reigned a few months, and it does seem that her life was remarkably unconnected from the Empire, and it doesn't seem as if Psallus actually gives reasons for Theodora's fury, either (tho as reactions go, it was a safe political bet in a pretty unstable situation). My tone somehow came out rather impolite, too. Your response, on the other hand, was worthy of your byname.
I have made some comments on the talk page. Hooks... do you think that any of these are any good?
  • ALT1:... that ...five years after Byzantine Empress Zoë Porphyrogenita first married, aged 50, her husband was (probably) murdered by her teenage lover, whom she married the same day and had crowned emperor the next? Source:Norwich. Byzantium: the Apogee pp. 270–71, 276, 278–79. Garland. Zoe Porphyrogenita (wife of Romanus III, Constantine IX, and Michael IV). Kazhdan. Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium p 2228
  • ALT3:... that ...five years after Byzantine Empress Zoë Porphyrogenita first married, aged ~50, her husband died under suspicious circumstances, and she married her teenage lover the same day and had him crowned emperor the next?
  • ALT4:... that ...Byzantine Empress Zoë Porphyrogenita first married aged ~50 (three days before the death of her father), lived in an open marriage until her husband died in suspicious circumstances, married her teenage lover the same day, had him crowned emperor the next, was imprisoned by him until his death, was exiled by his successor and nephew, was restored by a popular revolt, and ruled with her sister before temporarily ousting her from power and marrying a former lover? (maximum drama version)

@HLHJ:.ALT4 - you forgot the beauty parade of her former fiancés and lovers to pick her third husband! And that third husband's mistresses and their official positions and... and... As they say, you couldn't make it up. And they say that politics is over-personalised these days.

Re the hook, before I comment, are you sure that all of them, not ALT4 Face-smile.svg, are short enough?

And can I remind you about the image? There seems to be a bit of a drive to get more images of women on the front page and Zoe seemed a rare example of a powerful historical woman.

I have moved further response, including on your edit on Zoe's talk page, to my talk page, so as to keep it all together. Gog the Mild (talk) 11:41, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

And the suspicious death of the second candidate third husband, and the fate of her second-marriage-brother-in-law and adoptive son, and her rise being partly due to an odd imperial habit of castrating ones' male relatives... I feel as though she should be a major character in a season or two of an HBO TV series. Apologies for the delay. Serious review follows.


Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Green tickY
  • Neutral: Green tickY
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Red XN - The sentences "The sisters granted Skleraina the title of sebaste and she took rank after Zoë and Theodora, being called despoina, mistress or empress, like them and taking her place behind them in official processions and ceremonies." and "Her rooms in the palace were filled with boiling pots and pans for the manufacture of ointments and perfumes." need rephrasing to avoid copyvio of the Garland source.

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - The sources seem mixed on attributing responsibility for the death to Micheal, or Zoe and Micheal, or Zoe Teenaged or ~24-year-old Micheal?
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - Newness via GA. ALT1 short enough, ALT 2 on the 200-character limit, ALT3 is over at 212. The ALT1 hook also awkwardly changes subject in mid-sentence. Being really pedantic, she wasn't empress until three days after her first marriage, but I think we can ignore that.
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg HLHJ (talk) 22:37, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

@HLHJ:

Copy vio.

  • Done. Good spot. I must get into the habit of checking this myself instead of assuming that the GAN assessors are on the ball.

Cite.

  • True. But there are two primary sources, and I have two secondary, which say that Michael did it, either solely or jointly. There are always (nearly) sources taking a different point of view. ("Oswold shot JFK." Plenty of sources to say he didn't; some reasonably reliable.) Anyway, your call.

Hook.

Flows a bit better and only 169 characters. Gog the Mild (talk) 23:24, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

It does flow better, although the wanting to know why she first married age 50 is gone; a marriage across an age gap seems less unusual, in cultural context, although I might be wrong there. I feel it might be slightly better to leave the author of the murder unmentioned, as a tease hook, but if you don't I'm happy with that hook, Gog the Mild. HLHJ (talk) 01:19, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
@HLHJ: Apologies for the lengthy delay. Chewing over your comments, while I would like to get in the "married at 50" bit, I think that it is probably trying to get too much into 200 characters; as you suggest, let's focus on the actual tease. Also as you suggest, let's duck the issue (in the hook) of just who killed, or ordered to be killed, Romanos. So, what do you think of ALT7? Thanks. Gog the Mild (talk) 21:35, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

(I have done some work on the Romanos III and Michael IV articles (one is a GA, one is a GAN Face-smile.svg) and am now unsure whether Michael was a teenager at the time or whether it was an exaggeration to slur Zoe, so have fudged this bit in the hook.)

Symbol confirmed.svg I've checked the GA review and confirmed that the DYK nomination occurred the day after the GA review was settled. The article is long enough, neutral enough, and cited throughout from scholarly sources. As noted in the GA, some possible copyright violations were flagged by review software, but the questionable sources postdate the Wikipedia page, and are copies or mirrors of this page, rather than copyright violations. The image is acceptable. QPQ is not required. Previously raised issues have been addressed.
Regarding hooks, there is at least one acceptable hook, ALT7. For readability, I've struck all proposed hooks that are 1) over length or 2) contain the "teenaged" reference, which is now considered dubious by the previous reviewers. That leaves ALT7. Information for ALT7 is stated in the lead; also the information on which that summary is based is stated and sourced later in the article, which makes ALT7 acceptable as proposed by the original nominator of the article. (Disclosure: I've added (pictured) to the hook.)
I found the repeated mentions of age a bit distracting, so I'm also suggesting a slightly rephrased version, ALT8, The info cited is the same as for ALT7: If @Gog the Mild: has no objection, it should also be acceptable. In any case, ALT7 is good. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 01:34, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
*ALT8 ... that Byzantine Empress Zoë Porphyrogenita (pictured) married her much younger lover the same day that her first husband was murdered, crowning him emperor the next day?
@Mary Mark Ockerbloom: Many thanks for picking this up. I had feared that it was lost in the doldrums forever. (It was my fourth DYK nomination, since then I have had a further 10 nominated, approved and featured on the front page!) I have a slight preference for ALT7, but let's leave them both open and allow the promoter to choose between ALT7 and ALT8. Thanks again, if you need one of yours reviewing - ping me. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:04, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Interstate 78 in New York

Improved to Good Article status by Epicgenius (talk) and Tdorante10 (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 00:35, 22 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg But second review and would like a second opinion.
  • Article length and age are fine. Nominated within 7 days of GA approval. No copyvio or plagiarism concerns came up. Reliable sources are used. First Hook is neural, cited and interesting.
  • I would like someone else to take a glance at this but it looks good to go! -- Sixflashphoto (talk) 20:06, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT0, but the hook fact about never being used is not stated explicitly in the article. Yoninah (talk) 23:40, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: The article stated the two parts of the hook in two different places. I have fixed that. epicgenius (talk) 01:32, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you. Restoring tick for paywalled sources. Yoninah (talk) 10:15, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • A priori nothing wrong with this article, except someone has stuck a big merge tag on it since it was promoted, and since that could mean that it could disappear while on the main page, I'm not comfortable putting it there while the discussion is ongoing. Due apologies. Vanamonde (talk) 04:53, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Putting a hold on this nomination while the merge discussion plays out. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:01, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 20[edit]

Wally Schirra

  • ... that NASA astronaut Wally Schirra was Walter Cronkite's co-anchor during the seven Moon landings? Source: Schirra, Wally; Billings, Richard (1988). Schirra's Space. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-792-9
  • Comment: The source of the hook is on page 221-223

Improved to Good Article status by Balon Greyjoy (talk). Self-nominated at 02:58, 21 May 2018 (UTC).

  • Reviewing... Chris857 (talk) 04:42, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Article was promoted to GA status recently enough, I took the liberty of adding some needed formatting to the hook, hook is short enough and sourced and pretty interesting (though he's got a lot of other interesting stuff).
  • Minor issues:
    • "co-authored the book 1962 We Seven" - I assumed this should say "co-authored the 1962 book We Seven"? Done
    • Per rule 3b, the citation for working with Cronkite has to be no later than the end of that sentence, and it's currently one sentence too far away. Done
    • Is this your first DYK submission? If so, you don't need to do a QPQ review.
    • IMDb seems less than ideal for the portrayal credits. Not a big deal to me or this review, but do we have better options available?
  • Symbol question.svg Chris857 (talk) 04:56, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
Hi Chris857. I am dropping by to try and tidy this up for Balon Greyjoy. My preference would be to keep it simple and move it on. This is the nominator's first DYK so QPQ does not apply. I am inclined to leave the IMDb issue unless you insist. Relevant two sentences in the article tweaked to meet 3b.
Anything else? Gog the Mild (talk) 17:06, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you Gog, this is good to go (AGF on offline sources). I'm not going to hold this up over the IMDb sources. Chris857 (talk) 02:48, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but there is a significant amount of close paraphrasing from this source [1] which is not public domain. I also think it would be easy to cite the films he appeared in by referencing a cast list or movie book. Yoninah (talk) 19:09, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 27[edit]

Puna Geothermal Venture

Lava fountaining at the edge of the Puna Geothermal Venture facility
Lava fountaining at the edge of the Puna Geothermal Venture facility

Created by Jusdafax (talk), AHeneen (talk), Phoenix7777 (talk), and Adam850 (talk). Nominated by AHeneen (talk) at 04:26, 2 June 2018 (UTC).

Review Tisquesusa (talk) 16:05, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Article

  • New – Symbol confirmed.svg
  • Long enough – Symbol confirmed.svg
  • Within policy – Symbol confirmed.svg
  • Comments - Symbol question.svg solve website in infobox using the URL template, solve ref 9, the "geology" chapter doesn't talk about geology, more about the geothermal part, but that's a minor comment.

Hook

  • Format – Symbol confirmed.svg
  • Content - Symbol confirmed.svg first hook is best, it is the uniqueness of the dacitic magma in an oceanic basaltic setting that is the interesting part
  • Other - Symbol question.svg maybe combine the two into "that unique dacitic magma was encountered by Puna Geothermal Venture in 2005, in 2018 damaged by the lower Puna eruption ...?"
  • QPQ – Symbol confirmed.svg 24 credits given
  • Image - Symbol confirmed.svg - USGS, public domain
Symbol question.svg @Tisquesusa: It is not clear from your review whether this nomination is approved or not. In future, please use the check marks {{y}} and {{n}} to check off the criteria, and the DYK icon just for your summation. It's easier for the promoter and the bot. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 00:49, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
I filled in the citation for ref 9 and shortened the URL in the infobox. The geology section is about the subsurface of the site (it's in Kilauea East Rift Zone, basaltic rock, wells rely on permeability of two fracture zones). I expanded the subsection title to "Geology of geothermal reservoir" just for clarity. As for the combined hook, I don't think there is a good way of combining the two facts concisely and remaining interesting. I added ALT2, which fixes a couple minor issues in the original proposed hook: the magma wasn't simply 1050°C, it was at least 1050°C, and 1050°C is an even figure that is probably rounded, so I rounded the conversion from 1922°F to 1920°F. AHeneen (talk) 21:10, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
I've renamed the subsection to "Kapoho Geothermal Reservoir" (the name of the geologic feature below the surface) and moved it from a subsection of the "Facilities" section to a stand-alone section [6]. @Tisquesusa: please finish the review and if you approve, use the checkmark that appears in the edit window. AHeneen (talk) 23:26, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg It's been over a month with no further review; calling on a new reviewer to take over. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:11, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg This is mostly a formality, but as Tisquesusa's issues were mostly suggestions instead of actual concerns, they weren't major points against the nomination, and in any case they appear to have been addressed. Giving this the tick. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:17, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 31[edit]

Arothron reticularis

Reticulated pufferfish
Reticulated pufferfish
  • ... that the reticulated pufferfish likes to lie on the mud? Source: "often laying on the mud during the day."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:31, 5 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article has been recently expanded. It is now long enough to qualify. It is entirely within policy: neutral, well-sourced, and free of plagiarism issues. The hook is properly formatted, but I am concerned that it might not be "interesting to a broad audience". Is there any way to make it more appealing? Surtsicna (talk) 21:06, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps note that the fish rests on the mud in broad daylight? Would referring to it as taking a siesta be a stretch? Surtsicna (talk) 13:24, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
@Surtsicna: Looking again at the article and the source I can't really see anything better by way of a hook. I think taking a siesta is a bit far-fetched. It is presumably camouflaged by its markings but the source does not state that. Cwmhiraeth 18:02, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
I had the same dilemma about Aleksandra Čvorović. I just could not come up with a hook that could be "interesting to a broad audience", and so I missed the opportunity to nominate it. By the way, that ping did not work... Surtsicna (talk) 18:46, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Surtsicna and Yoninah: Thank you, that looks good. Perhaps Surtsicna would be able to approve ALT1 or ALT1a (which I have added) and give one or both a tick. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:02, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Both are interesting, but I prefer ALT1a because it is shorter and leaves the reader wondering a bit. Thank you very much for your help, Yoninah! Surtsicna (talk) 09:34, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Narutolovehinata5: The hook fact is clearly stated in the cited source (IUCN Red List): They are capable of inflating their abdomens with water when frightened or disturbed and are capable of producing and accumulating toxins such as tetrodotoxin and saxitoxin in the skin, gonads, and liver. Yoninah (talk) 01:11, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks, I checked the source again and it seems that the information is in one of the other tabs in the page. Restoring tick. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:14, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 9[edit]

Kateryna Kasper

  • Reviewed: Luang Por Dattajivo
  • Comment: Quite exceptional that Kupfer still works! - The opera has a different name than in our article because he placed the action in a different time, returning to the work's first title.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 21:44, 15 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written. As all sources are foreign-language, unable to check for close paraphrasing. Foreign-language hook refs AGF and cited inline. I fixed the link to the opera here and in the article. QPQ done. Good to go. Yoninah (talk) 23:57, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg @Gerda Arendt: Hello, I came to promote this, but I don't really see how her studying in Ukraine and Germany ties in to the rest of the hook. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:01, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
I am afraid I don't understand the question. It says where her roots are, for a bit of background. One critic noted (not in the article) that she had no problems with the (mostly Russian) language. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:10, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I mean, while it does give her background, it doesn't really flow well with the rest of the hook. It seems out of place since the focus appears to be on her role as Antonida. Why not simply something like "that soprano Kateryna Kasper appeared as Antonida..."? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:13, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Why? To give some background, explain her name. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:53, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: If that's the case, simply introducing her as "Ukrainian soprano Kateryna Kasper..." might work better. The part about her studying in Germany doesn't really seem to be relevant to the hook considering the focus on her role as Antonida. A possible solution to this is to propose an alternate hook which focuses on just that: her studying in both her native Ukraine as well as in Germany, though I'm aware you're usually hesitant to propose more than one hook. In any case, the current hook that's proposed seems too wordy and could probably be made tighter. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:06, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
No, because then you would assume she's a Ukrainian soprano working there. Usually I don't even mention any nationality, because I don't think it defines a person. - Studying isn't as worth mentioning as performing. I was urged not to mention the Frankfurt Opera in every other hook (but that's where I mostly go), so thought "Germany" is broader. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:44, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

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Sorry, not happy. Why mention Frankfurt, but not Ukraine? (And if, with a link, please.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:04, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Added Ukrainian. Added link for Frankfurt Opera.
Look, I liked the original hook. Narutolovehinata5 we have so many opera hooks, we have to say different things for them. I don't understand why the original hook wasn't succinct enough. Yoninah (talk) 22:34, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for trying, but I still like the original better. "has appeared" indicates that the opera is still on the program. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:39, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
As I mentioned before, my issue was not with the content or subject, but with the words "who studied in Ukraine and Germany", which didn't really seem to go well with the rest of the hook. The new proposal is a lot better: I know we have a lot of Frankfurt Opera hooks lately, but at least this ties in with the Antonida role, as opposed to the old Ukraine/Germany thing. Restoring hook for ALT1. Symbol voting keep.svg Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 22:43, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @Narutolovehinata5: there is way too much going on in ALT1, no one is going to click on it, and Gerda doesn't like it. Can we please go back to the original hook? Yoninah (talk) 22:54, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
I probably would at this point, but I really don't want this to end up at WP:ERRORS, so I'd like some feedback first from The Rambling Man and Khajidha as they commented on a similar hook by Gerda a few days ago. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 22:56, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
It's not an error that she studied in Ukraine and Germany, so was influenced by East and West, and well equipped to sing a Russian character in a German Opera House, staged by a director who was an East Berlin legend. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:16, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
I still think the original is too cluttered. There is no indication of how where she studied ties into anything. And "has appeared" would actually indicate that the opera is not currently on the program, or at least that she is no longer in the role. I would vote for the simpler " ... that soprano Kateryna Kasper has appeared as Antonida in Glinka's opera staged by Harry Kupfer?"--Khajidha (talk) 02:07, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Once upon a time, the author's wishes were worth more, sigh. Nobody knows Antonida. The opera was (intentionally) unspecific. That hook is good for nothing for someone not knowing Kupfer. The hook was made to make him known, did you know?
ALT3: ... that Ukrainian soprano Kateryna Kasper appeared as Antonida in Glinka's Iwan Sussanin staged by Harry Kupfer? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:20, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I fail to see how the singer's background could possibly be relevant to making him known. --Khajidha (talk) 14:27, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I didn't say it would. I think a woman between Ukraine and Germany is interesting, - difficult life guaranteed, "broad audience" will grasp that. All else is specialty. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:10, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
1) If that is what we are supposed to find interesting, then why mention the rest? Make it about her background or make it about opera, trying to shoehorn both in there makes for clunky writing. 2) You literally said that the hook was "to make him known", so how does her background do that? --Khajidha (talk) 15:16, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I have no time for this. We have the original which I like, and someone can approve the other(s). I have articles to write. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:30, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

For me, the only really interesting thing in the whole article which might appeal to a "broad audience" is something around the cat-like sounds when suffering from toothache quote. Everything else is very much run-of-the-mill stuff. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:35, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

But that opera has already a DYK. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:11, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
ps: that fact was added after nomination and approval. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:12, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 14[edit]

Felix Agnus

  • ... that Black Aggie, a statue formerly located at the grave of Felix Agnus, has been the subject of many urban legends? Source: Mills, Cynthia J. (Summer 2000). "Casting Shadows: The Adams Memorial and Its Doubles". American Art. Smithsonian American Art Museum. 14 (2): 2–25.

Improved to Good Article status by Eddie891 (talk). Nominated by Philroc (talk) at 13:27, 16 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Fivefold expansion, long enough, well-cited.
  • The hook is short enough, cited, hooky.
  • Good to go!Zigzig20s (talk) 03:05, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I don't understand why you're not spotlighting the subject of your article, which will get no clicks with Black Aggie as the subject of the hook. This is a GA. Isn't there something to say about his life or accomplishments? Yoninah (talk) 21:49, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 15[edit]

Inspector General Report on FBI and DOJ's Actions in the 2016 Election

DOJ-OIG Report. 6/14/2018
DOJ-OIG Report. 6/14/2018

Created by Jerry the Bellybutton Elf (talk). Nominated by Jerry the Bellybutton Elf (talk) at 02:37, 19 June 2018 (UTC).

  • I am honored to be co-credited for this article. But apart from approving the AFC and pointing Jerry to DYK I had little involvement. That said I am pleased to review this nomination.– Lionel(talk) 04:00, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Jerry the Bellybutton Elf: Here are two things that standout:
  1. The article needs a little work on referencing. Every para must have an inline citation. For example this: "...which had a deleterious effect on the FBI's credibility." Also the Focus section need a cite.
  2. The hook needs to be exciting. E.g. you could use Clinton's "But my emails" quote. Or Trump's "den of thieves." Trumo is so colorful. Anything he says is perfect for a DYK hook lmao. – Lionel(talk) 04:06, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
@Jerry the Bellybutton Elf: Wow, Jerry article looks great! One last referencing thing. In addition to every para needing cites, every quote needs a cite. I see one last item that needs a ref: "in response to requests from Congress, various organizations, and members of the public". And the hook is bigly winning. – Lionel(talk) 07:04, 22 June 2018 (UTC)


Policy compliance:

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg I had to source a quotation in the lead. Earwig reported copyvio probably but this article liberally uses public domain content. I put Focus section in a quote. Trump hook may seem contentious however Trump has lowered the bar for contentious lol. Can't really read the text on the pic, but it's discernible that it's a government report. Great job, Jerry. – Lionel(talk) 05:59, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Saying that "Trump has lowered the bar for contentious" doesn't erase WP:BLP concerns. The "den of thieves" quotes could be justified for inclusion in the article per WP:PUBLICFIGURE, but it alleges a level of criminality unsuitable for the Main Page. FallingGravity 05:33, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg We're going to need a new hook here: ALT0 is not really that interesting as government reports of that length are not uncommon and longer ones also exist, and ALT1 can't be used due to BLP concerns. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:28, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svgNarutolovehinata5 with all due to Falling, the policy he cited to reject the hook, WP:BLPCRIME does not apply in this case. BLPCRIME says: "This section (WP:BLPCRIME) applies to individuals who are not public figures." Comey is a public figure. Because there is no policy to disqualify the hook I am unstriking ALT1.– Lionel(talk) 01:47, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg I'm sorry, but I have to re-strike the hook. FallingGravity has raised legitimate concerns and I have to agree with them. WP:BLPCRIME apparently does not apply to public figures, but nevertheless he states that the hook as it is right now might be too sensitive at this point to run on the main page. I can't unstrike the hook unless he withdraws his objections or he proposes a compromise. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:43, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Lionel: The "den of thieves" apparently refers to a bunch of people who worked under Comey, not just to Comey himself (the alleged "ringleader" of this group). FallingGravity 03:14, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Trump did not identify individual members of the "group"--you can't have a BLP issue with an unknown person in a group. BLPCRIME: "This section (WP:BLPCRIME) applies to individuals..." I don't think I'm going out on a limb here when I say that I don't think anyone puts much stock in anything Trump says. And it's very hooky.
Let's see what other editors think... – Lionel(talk) 02:43, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
Giving prominence to so dubious, libelous, and deceitful a comment by Trump is pretty bad. Let's face it, Comey has always had a sterling reputation, and only his judgment is in doubt about his decision to restart the email investigation (which hurt Clinton and helped Trump), while Trump has never been accused of being honest, only of speaking his mind. He is a RS for what he says, but never a RS for the veracity of what he says. -- BullRangifer (talk) PingMe 03:19, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
To be fair, even if this was not a Trump-related hook, the hook wording would still be very questionable. Regardless of our opinions on Trump, this hook, even if it didn't fall under WP:BLPCRIME, would still fall afoul of WP:BLP in general. The words "ringleader" and "gang of thieves" are very negative in tone and are probably not appropriate for DYK, especially given that this is a politics-related topic. Even if it wasn't a BLP problem, BullRangifer and FallingGravity have raised concerns about the hook accuracy, so the hook would still have been rejected on that ground. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:05, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I would personally say it does not fall under BLPCRIME, but there are still concerns for BLP as even though trump frequently makes similar statements, "ringleader" is very pejorative. L293D ( • ) 15:03, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

I'm seeing what perhaps appears to be some let's say for lack of a better word resistance to the Trump hook. Maybe we (Jerry the Bellybutton Elf) should consider an alternate... – Lionel(talk) 02:35, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
I have been thinking and can't really come up with a good hook if mentioning quotes about people is off limits. What about mentioning the famous Peter Strzok text, his broken promise to "stop" Trump from becoming president? Jerry the Bellybutton Elf (talk) 18:14, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
I think a hook that somehow does not involve Trump, or at least not President Trump, may need to be done here. Writing a non-political hook about the topic can be quite tricky, but it's possible. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:26, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── The hook should be a main takeaway from the whole report, and this nearly exact quote from the article serves the purpose quite well:

Sources

BullRangifer (talk) PingMe 06:00, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg This has 310 characters, well exceeding the 200-character guideline from WP:DYKHOOK. Also, it should be the form of a question. FallingGravity 23:52, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
Sources
Okay, how about that? -- BullRangifer (talk) PingMe 00:26, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
That hook is not hooky. Not in the least bit creative or interesting. That fact of the matter is noone really cares about the "Trump lies people die" narrative. Oh wait--am I getting my talking points mixed up?– Lionel(talk) 00:58, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
Lionel, it's actually a pretty well-known conclusion and reaction, IOW very noteworthy, and thus a good hook, IF it's dressed up properly and creatively. -- BullRangifer (talk) PingMe 02:58, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
This is my first one of these but I think it's common sense that the hook shouldn't be actively repeating the opinions of activist journalists from the LA Times and NBC. It's gotta be factual. Also Naruto just said that we should try to stay away from Trump and both of those hooks are about Trump. Jerry the Bellybutton Elf (talk) 01:16, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
So far we've avoided activist opinions, although Wikipedia does document such things. We do NOT only document "truth" or "facts", but also opinions in RS. When we do, we attribute them. Your first suggestion deviated far from the facts by highlighting Trump's deceptive, non-factual statements, so your objection to opinions in RS is rather odd. Trump is less "reliable" than nearly any other source. He's only a RS for what he says, but not for the factuality of what he says. There's a huge difference.
The two suggestions I proposed are strictly factual, not activist opinions, although Fox News viewers would interpret them that way. They don't usually like real facts about Trump, and often don't even know them because Fox won't report them.
Naruto's suggestion can make it easier to reach consensus, but it's not binding or policy-based. Sometimes compromise is necessary, but if it smacks of censorship, that's a serious NPOV violation, so we also need to avoid that.
A good hook could document a fundamental conclusion(s) of the article. What are they? I listed two of them above: (1) the FBI acted with no political bias against Trump, and the report did not exonerate Trump with respect to the Special Counsel investigation. Are there others worth using? -- BullRangifer (talk) PingMe 02:58, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
Nothing personal but now you've outstayed your welcome. Maybe you could go explore some forums or blogs away from Wikipedia and go post about Fox News viewers and spam conspiracy theories about "factuality[sic]" over there. Suggesting POV hooks isn't helpful, and it's disruptive to the discussion, as is your soapboxing about Trump and downplaying of the seismic Strzok texts. We'll take it from here. Jerry the Bellybutton Elf (talk) 04:42, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
"Nothing personal" and you make it personal? Is that some type of newbie personal attack? After 15 years here I've seen it all, so get off your high horse and chill. We don't need any ownership or battlefield attitude here. A bit of collaborative mentality would be fine. I'm all for that. -- BullRangifer (talk) PingMe 05:53, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
Let's just say it's time for ALT4... – Lionel(talk) 11:58, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

What we need is a hook that doesn't try to make a political point for one side or the other. That's hard to find, because there isn't much coverage of this that is neutral - or many editors who feel neutral about it. Maybe we should go back to basics. How about:

Sources

MelanieN (talk) 21:34, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol confirmed.svg That's ALT0 all over again! This place is crazy lol. 21 days later we're back to square one, except this time I'm APPROVING THIS HOOK! Why did I think we could milk one of Trump's quotes for some Main Page entertainment? Thank you Melanie. – Lionel(talk) 04:29, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Enoch zu Guttenberg

Enoch zu Guttenberg in 2012
Enoch zu Guttenberg in 2012
  • Reviewed: Liu Yichang
  • Comment: He died yesterday, was scheduled to conduct the same piece end of this month.

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 21:49, 16 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg RIP to a great musician. Article is new enough (recent 5x expansion), long enough, neutral, and well referenced. Image is freely licensed, clear, and would be great for the main page. Hook is interesting and verified with reliable sources. QPQ is done. No copyvio found (Earwig reports matches with Youtube and Facebook pages which are likely copied from this article). Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 05:43, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 17[edit]

Königrufen

5x expanded by Bermicourt (talk). Self-nominated at 09:33, 22 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Doing... review in progress... Flibirigit (talk) 03:21, 12 July 2018 (UTC)


QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Review completed as per discussion below. Flibirigit (talk) 14:27, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Will continue review and plagiarism check tomorrow morning. Several citation concerns have been noted above below. Flibirigit (talk) 04:02, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Citation concerns
  1. Section > Background – List of items with an unclear source.
  2. Section > Emergence and development – Several paragraphs without a citation.
  3. Section > Transition to modern Königrufen – No citations.
  4. Section > Development of the Birds – Fourth and fifth paragraphs without a citation.
  5. Section > Austria Final – No citations. Table needs a citation.
  6. Section > Prominent players – Fourth and fifth paragraphs without a citation.
  7. Section > Literary accounts – Direct quote is cited, but should use a citation template. No citation on third paragraph.
  8. Section > Terminology – No citations.
  9. Section > Cards – First paragraph without a citation.
  10. Section > Tarocks – Only one citation in four paragraphs.
  11. Section > Suit cards – No citations.
  12. Section > Basic rules – No citations.
  13. Section > Bonuses – Only one citation in nine paragraphs and two charts.
  14. Section > Games by groups – No citations.
  15. Section > Scoring – Only one citation in four paragraphs.
  16. Section > Breaches of the rules – No citations.
  17. Section > Game scoring – Only one citation. Unclear if it applies to the whole section.
  18. Section > Less common variants – Only one citation. Needs more references.

  • @Flibirigit:, thank you. Background is now fully referenced and I am working my way through Emergence and Development. More to come... Bermicourt (talk) 08:42, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for making progress on this. I will be away for the weekend, and may not respond quickly. Please don't feel a need to rush. Flibirigit (talk) 14:04, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
I have checked for plagiarism and paraphrasing issues on the Earwig tool, and found no concerns. The tool does highlight several areas that are either attributed as exact quotes, book titles, or terminology in the rules of play, none of which violate copyright. Flibirigit (talk) 14:48, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
I see you have made a lot of progress on the article. I'm catching up on the review today. Flibirigit (talk) 18:40, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
No worries. Bermicourt (talk) 19:47, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

I have reviewed the references again, and have three questions:

  1. I think the table in the Austria Final should include a reference to this PDF file as the source, if that's where it came from?
  2. Are you able to change "— Friedrich Torberg (1975). Die Tante Jolesch. Langen Müller. p. 217." into a citation with <ref></ref> tags? Do you have access to that book and ISBN?
  3. In the section "Scoring in the Austrian Final", I believe that Cite-29 applies to all three of the charts?

Thanks again, Flibirigit (talk) 20:08, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Flibirigit thanks.

  1. I've added that pdf (thanks for finding it) but it only lists the winners. To find the names of the runners-up and third-placed you have to click on the individual year links on the existing reference. I could add those individually to each line of the table, but for now I've included a footnote to guide readers to the individual year links if they want to view them.
  2. I'm not quite sure what format you're looking for, but I've changed it to a short reference and added the full reference, including ISBN, as a <ref></ref>. Have I got that right?
  3. Yes, that's right. I added a second cite at the bottom of the last table to try and indicate that. Is there a better way of doing this?

Anyway, thanks for all you work in reviewing this. It's a long article, but we're getting there! Bermicourt (talk) 06:31, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Everything looks good now to pass the review. When you have a chance, add the 2018 Austrian final results. Cheers! Flibirigit (talk) 14:26, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Felton Grandison Clark

Created by Zigzig20s (talk). Self-nominated at 04:39, 18 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Drive-by grammatical comment: Grammatically, the "it" after the comma is referring to "Felton Grandison Clark's tenure". The linked abbreviation is also obscure. Yoninah (talk) 00:21, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
No, it refers to Southern University. Is there a better way to put it please?Zigzig20s (talk) 00:23, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
OK. Could we mention 1969 though?Zigzig20s (talk) 00:52, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes, much better.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:58, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Symbol redirect vote 4.svg OK. ALT2 ready for full review. Yoninah (talk) 01:04, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The ALT2 hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:41, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 18[edit]

Butyrolactol A

  • Reviewed: Giulia Bongiorno
  • Comment: Created in draft space 2018-06-08, moved to main space today 2018-06-18

Created by Cbburnet (talk) and Sam Sailor (talk). Nominated by Sam Sailor (talk) at 21:34, 18 June 2018 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Length (just barely) and history verified. Copyvio check comes out OK. Reference, however ... the first reference seems to be what you had in mind, not the second, through which I searched in vain for any mention of fungi or antimicrobial activity. Daniel Case (talk) 02:17, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 19[edit]

Patna–Digha Ghat line

  • Reviewed: Fourth nomination
  • Comment: Alternate hook suggestions are welcome.

Moved to mainspace by PratyushSinha101 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:06, 19 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts for both hooks are cited inline and either could be used, the article is neutral, and I detected no copyright issues. The picture in the Telegraph (reference 1) clearly shows the problem of encroachment! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:08, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg @PratyushSinha101: I came to promote this, but before I do, could a conversion be added to "₹ 6,07,200"? As someone who is not from India, I found this number confusing, and although lakh is linked earlier in the article, the format could still be hard to understand for those unfamiliar with Indian numbers. Thanks. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:46, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
@PratyushSinha101: The article is now inconsistent: it uses conversions to USD in some parts, but conversions to Western numbers in others. For consistency, it would be appropriate if only one kind of conversion (i.e. only USD conversions or only Western number conversions) are used. Thanks. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:49, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Removed USD conversions and added Western number conversions. Pratyush (talk) 16:14, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks, restoring tick. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:36, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 21[edit]

Petra Schmidt

Musiktheater im Revier
Musiktheater im Revier

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 21:57, 27 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, adequately referenced. As refs are in German, unable to check for close paraphrasing. Foreign-language hook refs AGF and cited inline. I'm wondering, though, if this source provides biographical dates and details to round out this article? Image is freely licensed. QPQ done. Yoninah (talk) 21:40, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, thank you. Will look tomorrow. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:56, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
I looked now, and added a bit. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:30, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you. I added her birthdate and birthplace too. Good to go. Yoninah (talk) 22:47, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Echinaster luzonicus, Echinasteridae, Coeloplana astericola

Several creeping comb jellies on Luzon sea star
Several creeping comb jellies on Luzon sea star

Created/expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:13, 25 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg All three articles are new enough (two new, one 5x expansion), long enough, and well referenced. Hook is very interesting and verified with inline source. Three QPQs are done. No copyvio detected. Image very nicely illustrates the hook and is freely licensed. My only concern is that the hook is a bit ambiguous and may give the impression that the entire Echinasteridae family reproduces by autotomy, while in fact only E. luzonicus does. -Zanhe (talk) 04:34, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Zanhe: Sorry, I missed this. Perhaps we had better forget about the autotomy, which is unique for the genus but not the family, and just have
Symbol confirmed.svg ALT1 is interesting and verified with inline sources. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 18:26, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 22[edit]

Troop B, Washington Cavalry

Troop B pictured in 1907
Troop B pictured in 1907

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 17:43, 22 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, well-cited.
  • No copyright violation detected.
  • ALT1 is hooky, short enough, cited.
  • Good to go for ALT1.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:29, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 23[edit]

Joseph Hermann Mohr

Joseph Mohr as a young priest
Joseph Mohr as a young priest
  • ... that the Jesuit Joseph Mohr (pictured) could not write his popular hymn, which he modeled after military marches, in Germany? Source: several
  • Reviewed: Chen-Lu Tsou
  • Comment: He rarely used the middle name, but I named the article with it, to avoid dab to Joseph Mohr, the more famous hymnwriter.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:26, 30 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, adequately referenced. As sources are in German, unable to check for close paraphrasing. The hook is interesting, but there is no inline cite for him modeling the hymn after Prussian military marches. I moved the unsourced sentence under "Awards" to the paragraph about his death because it, too, isn't cited. Image is in article and is freely licensed. QPQ done. Yoninah (talk) 19:41, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
I removed Prussian, because of our DYK watch. The marches he knew were Prussian, but Germany became united in 1872. Sourced marches. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:18, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you. Good to go. Yoninah (talk) 21:20, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 24[edit]

Psalm 97

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk) and Yoninah (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 20:59, 1 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg The article was expanded at least 5x and was nominated in due time. It is long enough, neutral and it cites sources inline. "Earwig's Copyvio Detector" complaints only for text in a table, which is not relevant for copyvio issues. The hook is well-formatted and interesting. Its length is within limit, and its fact is cited inline.QPQ was done. Good to go. CeeGee 14:36, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg I am unfamiliar with music in Czech. How does it differ from music in German or music in English? Perhaps you could rephrase the hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:13, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt and Yoninah: Pinging those involved. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:01, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
We don't need one involved, but someone who can word it that "set to music" is separated from "in Czech". Trying, but clumsy:
ALT1: ... that verses 2 to 6 of Psalm 97 in its Czech version were set to music by Antonín Dvořák as part of his Biblical Songs? Help wanted. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:46, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
How about (a change I could have made in the first place):
ALT2 ... that verses 2 to 6 of Psalm 97 in Czech were set to music by Antonín Dvořák in his Biblical Songs? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:45, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 25[edit]

Catherine Gayer

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 13:20, 2 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, adequately referenced. As all sources are in German, unable to check for close paraphrasing. Could you provide an inline cite for her premiering Melusine at the Schwetzingen Festival? (Also, is there a cite for Reimann writing the work for her?) I added a link for coloratura soprano. QPQ done. Yoninah (talk) 20:39, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I copied the review of the Melusine premiere from the opera, for both facts. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:51, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you. Good to go. Yoninah (talk) 21:07, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 26[edit]

Carla Henius

Carla Henius in 1976
Carla Henius in 1976

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:21, 3 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, adequately referenced. As sources are in German, unable to check for close paraphrasing. Foreign-language hook refs AGF and cited inline. I liked the phrasing you used in the second part of the hook. Image is freely licensed. QPQ done. Good to go. Yoninah (talk) 21:03, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Chen-Lu Tsou

Chen-Lu Tsou
Chen-Lu Tsou

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 05:16, 27 June 2018 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting life, on good sources, Chinese and offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - I think that the first hook - without the background of the Cultural revolution - is misleading. Please check numerical order of refs. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:07, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 27[edit]

Alicia Nafé

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 05:38, 4 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, adequately referenced. Unable to check for close paraphrasing as refs are foreign-language. Foreign-language hook ref AGF and cited inline. However, the hook wording is confusing. I suggest:
  • QPQ done. ALT1 good to go. Yoninah (talk) 20:23, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Tripneustes depressus

  • ... that despite not suffering from rabies or pseudorabies, the sea urchin Tripneustes depressus contains antivirals to these diseases? Source: "the coelomic fluid of T. depressus has antiviral activity against SHV-1 and RV that is direct and stable at 72 °C." and "molecules extracted from invertebrates have activity against different viruses, even against those that do not infect these organisms in their environment."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:07, 3 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article was expanded fivefold within the seven day timeframe, is over the required length and has no copyvio issues. Hook is interesting, is supported by an inline citation within the article and user has submitted a QPQ review to meet the requirement. Kosack (talk) 12:13, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 28[edit]

Timișoara Fortress

Timișoara Fortress in 1602
Timișoara Fortress in 1602
  • ... that after his first visit to Timișoara, in the fall of 1307, Charles Robert of Anjou built between 1308 and 1315 the Timișoara Fortress as a stone fortress, using Italian craftsmen, and on the site of an older Avar clay fortress.Source: Jenő Szentkláray (1911). (in Hungarian) Temes vármegye története – Temesvár története, Magyarország vármegyéi és városai cycle, Budapest;Source: Hațegan, Ioan (2005). (in Romanian) Cronologia Banatului: Vilayetul de Timișoara, vol. II, part 2, Timișoara: Ed. Banatul, ISBN 973-7836-54-5
  • Comment: This is a newly created history and archaeology article, having at the base the translation of the Romanian article. Quite well done, by a new user

Created by Denisse- Mihaela Grigore (talk). Nominated by Codrinb (talk) at 19:28, 6 July 2018 (UTC).

  • I'll review this, more comments to follow. Catrìona (talk) 15:36, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol voting keep.svg Great new article. The hook could stand to be reworded and shortened somewhat, and the picture is not used in the article. Catrìona (talk) 15:36, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi, thanks a lot for the review. The image used in the Angevin Fortress section could be used instead, if needed. And there are many other images throughout the article. Codrin.B (talk) 18:34, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Cetatea Timisoara 1602 (cropped).jpg
Personally, I like the image at right, and it's clear at the required size. You still haven't suggested edits to your hook, which needs to be 200 characters or less if I understand the guidelines correctly. Catrìona (talk) 21:18, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for choosing and cropping the pic. The hook can be shortened to "... that after his first visit to Timișoara, in the fall of 1307, Charles Robert of Anjou built between 1308 and 1315 the Timișoara Fortress as a stone fortress, using Italian craftsmen". Would that work? Codrin.B (talk) 16:47, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
You're welcome. The syntax on that one is still a bit funny, with the date hung between verb and object. I'd prefer "... that after his first visit to Timișoara, in the fall of 1307, Charles Robert of Anjou ordered the construction of Timișoara Fortress (completed 1315) by Italian stonemasons." Catrìona (talk) 16:54, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
I like it. Much better formulation :-) Thanks again. Codrin.B (talk) 07:59, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
You're welcome! Since I wrote it, I have to call in a third person to review it. Catrìona (talk) 12:21, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT2: "... that after his first visit to Timișoara, in the fall of 1307, Charles Robert of Anjou built between 1308 and 1315 the Timișoara Fortress as a stone fortress, using Italian craftsmen". Catrìona (talk) 12:21, 16 July 2018 (UTC) [[

File:Symbol redirect vote 4.svg|16px]]

@Catrìona and Codrinb: As I am two thirds of the way through copy editing the article for GOCE and so am familiar with it I will volunteer to be the third person. Ah, ALT2 doesn't seem that hooky to me, or even grammatical. How would you feel about:

Gog the Mild (talk) 16:17, 17 July 2018 (UTC) Symbol confirmed.svg

  • Both are approved, but I prefer ALT4. Thanks Gog! Catrìona (talk) 16:24, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 29[edit]

Graus nigra, Medialuna ancietae, Pinguipes chilensis, Semicossyphus darwini

Created/expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:35, 4 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg All four articles are long enough, new enough, and well referenced. Four QPQs are done. No copyvio detected. Hook is interesting (with forest actually referring to kelp forest). However, I've only been able to verify the hook with three of the four articles. For Pinguipes chilensis, the article does not mention kelp forest at all, but instead says it resides on muddy bottoms or rocks and sand. -Zanhe (talk) 07:19, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
@Zanhe: Thank you for the review. I have added some extra information and an extra reference to the Pinguipes chilensis article. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:52, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Great! I'm glad to confirm that the Chilean sandperch does live in the forest after all. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 08:22, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 1[edit]

Alysa Liu

Created by Figureskatingfan (talk). Self-nominated at 04:39, 4 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough, neutral and well referenced. I like ALT0, which is verified with inline refs, but it's a bit too wordy IMO. How about:
There's also some close paraphrasing issue such as "were conceived through anonymous egg donors and surrogate mothers". See Earwig report. -Zanhe (talk) 00:30, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
I'm fine with the revised hook. Fixed the close paraphrasing problems. Thanks for the review. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 03:00, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
There are still some paraphrasing issues. I fixed a couple of sentences, but please fix this: "in the second half of the program, including triple lutz-triple toe and triple flip-loop-triple salchow combinations". -Zanhe (talk) 07:06, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Fixed above sentence. Thanks for the help; this is the first FS article I've created, and much of the language describing things in the sport are jargon. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 17:35, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg I know, technical terms are the hardest to paraphrase. When I write scientists' biographies I often have to omit their major research projects because I can't paraphrase some of the lengthy and precise scientific phrases. Thanks for taking care of the issues. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 23:01, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Peter Wilmot-Sitwell

  • ... that the British stockbroker Peter Wilmot-Sitwell was an "orchid"?
    • ALT1:... that stockbrokers like Peter Wilmot-Sitwell were described as "beautiful but utterly useless"?
    • ALT2:... that the British stockbroker Peter Wilmot-Sitwell invented the "dawn raid"?
    • ALT3:... that the British stockbroker Peter Wilmot-Sitwell described the City of London as "ruled by the governor of the Bank of England's eyebrows"?

5x expanded by Philafrenzy (talk), Edwardx (talk), and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 21:20, 2 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Looks good to me, even though no references were supplied, they were easy enough to look up in the article. I prefer ALT1 as the most concise and attetion-grabbing hook. ~Anachronist (talk) 22:34, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 2[edit]

Loren Klein

Created by TonyTheTiger (talk). Self-nominated at 16:03, 3 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough and barely long enough with a prose of 1507 characters; would be nice to have some more prose which is divided under appropriate sections like early life, career, etc. Article is neutral, well-sourced and free of close-paraphrasing issues. Hook is interesting and supported by an inline citation in the article ([15]). QPQ review is also done, so this is good to go. Dee03 14:58, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this. Do you have sources for the information in the two charts? Yoninah (talk) 12:03, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • It seems that elite poker players have these tables and they are never cited. It is like asking for citations on an infobox. These are infobox addendenda for poker players.-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 13:50, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Li Lin (biochemist)

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 00:21, 4 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is created in the past seven days passing DYK#1. Meets core policies and is long enough, passing #2/3. Assuming good faith on the Chinese source used for the hook as I can see it directly cited. However, the article requires an infobox with the material present hence notifying nominator to add one. Already created a talk page and added WikiProjects. —IB [ Poke ] 05:04, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
@IndianBio: Thanks for your review. I don't think an infobox is required for any article, even GAs or FAs, but I've added one anyway per your request. -Zanhe (talk) 23:45, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you Zanhe. The article is good to go. Symbol confirmed.svgIB [ Poke ] 13:32, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Maria and Bogdan Kalinowski

Created by Halibutt (talk) and Piotrus (talk). Nominated by Piotrus (talk) at 13:10, 3 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Refs, neutrality, copyvio spotcheck, QPQ. Everything looks good. Nice factoid article, well done. Its good to go. - LouisAragon (talk) 21:00, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  • (edit conflict) Seems I went through it a bit too fast. Yoninah is right, the hook needs to be adjusted and the article needs to be de-orphaned. - LouisAragon (talk) 21:12, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  • (ec)Symbol question.svg Our reviews overlapped. The hook is incorrect; the source says "over 13,000 films". Therefore I suggest this rewording:
  • ALT1: ... that the Polish couple Maria and Bogdan Kalinowski have seen more than 13,000 movies together and are recognized as the most avid filmgoers in Poland?
  • Or:
  • ALT2: ... that the married couple Maria and Bogdan Kalinowski are recognized as the most avid filmgoers in Poland, having seen more than 13,000 movies together?
  • Also, the article is an orphan. Please link it to another Wikipedia page so it won't be tagged. Yoninah (talk) 21:06, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Easy–I added them to notable residents of Poznań. Let's go with ALT2. Yoninah (talk) 12:04, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Pinguipes brasilianus

  • ... that the Brazilian sandperch was caught by hook and line by Charles Darwin, who enjoyed eating it? Source: "CD collected specimens of Pinguipes brasilianus ... by hook and line at a depth of 14 fathoms ... made good eating"

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:02, 8 July 2018 (UTC).

  • new 2 July, copyvio 0%, interesting hook, long enough, qpq done, will complete review soon.Whispyhistory (talk) 06:27, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Whispyhistory (talk) 06:39, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I think you could tweak the phrasing of "good eating" in the article to some other description to avoid close paraphrasing. Also, how do you know Darwin enjoyed it? Did he write the description on the cited page? Yoninah (talk) 21:47, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
@Yoninah: I have rephrased the sentence concerned. Of course we can't be sure that he caught the fish with hook and line himself or that he ate it himself, maybe his shipmates did the catching and eating, however, he made the statement about catching it and that it made good eating. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:36, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
@Yoninah: I'm not quite sure what the problem is? It seems to me that if he said that the fish made good eating, then that is equivalent to saying he enjoyed eating it. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:28, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: it seems like an assumption to me. It may have been tasty to eat, but who says he "enjoyed" it? Yoninah (talk) 11:34, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
@Yoninah: If you think the difference in meaning is wide enough you are welcome to suggest a variation to the hook. Personally, I think that as he specifically mentioned that the fish made good eating, we can assume he enjoyed eating it. For example, I neither like olives nor avocados, and I would never describe them as "good eating", but other people might. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:50, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 3[edit]

Time-displaced X-Men

Created by Cambalachero (talk). Self-nominated at 18:17, 3 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is on schedule, long enough, neutral, paraphrased, reliably sourced, and image has clear FUR. Hook is sourced and QPQ is done, good to go. Tks, Slightlymad (talkcontribs) 10:57, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Fanjingshan

Fanjingshan
Fanjingshan
  • Reviewed: Coeloplana astericola (3rd of 3 QPQs)
  • Comment: split and expanded from Wuling Mountains. The UNESCO WHC page has a CC-BY-SA license, so I haven't bothered to paraphrase the text too much.

5x expanded by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 02:05, 8 July 2018 (UTC).


QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Plagiarism/paraphrasing isn't a problem in any case, as the Earwig detector only indicates a 4.8% match, so this is good to go. epicgenius (talk) 14:56, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 4[edit]

Safavid Georgia

Northwestern part of the Safavid Empire
Northwestern part of the Safavid Empire

Improved to Good Article status by LouisAragon (talk). Self-nominated at 21:02, 8 July 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting Good article, on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. Three sources are not used, intentionally so? I miss (pictured) in all hooks, and personally like ALT2 best. Please think about image placement. Right is preferred to left, to not displace section headers, but left for people looking to the right. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:04, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt:
Thanks for reviewing this DYK;
  • "Three sources are not used, intentionally so?" -- that's right.
  • "I miss (pictured) in all hooks" --  Done
  • "(...) and personally like ALT2 best." -- sure, lets do it!
  • "Please think about image placement. Right is preferred to left, to not displace section headers, but left for people looking to the right." -- could you please implement what you mean? Then I can have a look.
- LouisAragon (talk) 00:06, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you! Unused sources: Can you place them under "Further reading" (or use them), to avoid fat error messages? Images: the "courtiers" image displaces the 17th century header (for me), which it would not if right, or higher up. The next image could go left, and I moved the 18th century one, - revert if you don't like.
@Gerda Arendt:
  • "Can you place them under "Further reading" (or use them), to avoid fat error messages?" --  Done
  • "Images (...)" --  Done
  • " (...) revert if you don't like." -- Thanks, looks good.
- LouisAragon (talk) 16:49, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 5[edit]

Sutanto Djuhar

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 02:34, 9 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Long enough, new enough, written in neutral manner, well-referenced, generally within policy. Hook is cited & found in article. QPQ is in order. Small suggestion: For the sentence "Djuhar was born on 19 March 1928 ...": I doubt that he was born with this Indonesian name? If so, I think birth name should be used here. See MOS:MULTIPLENAMES. Other than this, this nomination is good to go. HaEr48 (talk) 13:52, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @HaEr48: Thanks for your review and suggestion. I've changed it to his Chinese name. -Zanhe (talk) 05:24, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go now. HaEr48 (talk) 06:37, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Witch of Agnesi

  • ... that the witch of Agnesi comes from a circle and kisses it? Source: Haftendorn, Dörte (2017), "4.1 Versiera, die Hexenkurve", Kurven erkunden und verstehen (in German), Springer, p 81, doi:10.1007/978-3-658-14749-5: "Der erzeugende Kreis ist der Krümmungskreis der weiten Versiera in ihrem Scheitel." This is the line of the article that reads "The defining circle of the witch is also its osculating circle at the vertex"; osculating curves, such as the witch and this circle, are also said to kiss.

Improved to Good Article status by David Eppstein (talk). Self-nominated at 01:42, 8 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is a newly promoted GA and is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are sourced inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:33, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The quoted line (about the "kiss") does not appear to be in the article. Gatoclass (talk) 10:45, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
    • @Gatoclass: Let me write it bigger since apparently you missed it in the fine print: This is the line of the article that reads "The defining circle of the witch is also its osculating circle at the vertex"; osculating curves, such as the witch and this circle, are also said to kiss. More strongly, "osculating" and "kissing" are synonyms in non-technical English. —David Eppstein (talk) 16:34, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Okay, but how many readers are likely to know that "osculate" is a synonym for "kiss"? (I don't think I've ever even encountered the word before). I suggest you add the alternative definition to the article so that readers can make the connection. Gatoclass (talk) 17:10, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
I have more good faith in the intelligence of Wikipedia readers and their ability to follow a wikilink in the hook for an otherwise unfamiliar term, but whatever. I added the synonym to the lead. —David Eppstein (talk) 17:37, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for that David, but it still isn't cited. Gatoclass (talk) 08:48, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
The claim that it is the osculating circle is certainly cited. Is there a requirement that individual words of the hook be cited separately even when they are part of a claim that is properly cited in different words?? —David Eppstein (talk) 16:02, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
If "osculate" was commonly known as a synonym for "kiss", I don't think there would be a problem with just citing that the circle osculates, but since it isn't commonly known, and the hook uses the word "kiss", there needs to be a cite for the fact that "osculate" means "kiss". Otherwise, you are forcing readers to go and verify that for themselves. Apart from the fact that this is our most basic rule ("the hook fact has to be in the article and cited), I would say this nomination stands a high chance of being pulled from the queue or main page by the ERRORS crowd if the stated fact that osculate=kiss isn't cited. Gatoclass (talk) 17:06, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
We are demanding citations for dictionary definitions now? This is ridiculous. If you want to insist that every word is widely known by all English readers, why are you here instead of over on simple.wikipedia.org? Anyway I found a citation that used the exact word "kiss", in the verb sense, as something a curve does with its osculating circle, and explains the meaning and origin of the terminology. I hope you will not now demand that I rewrite to avoid copyvio because we use exact single words from the sources. —David Eppstein (talk) 17:25, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg All good now, thanks. Gatoclass (talk) 17:43, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Eveline Crone

Eveline Crone
Eveline Crone
  • ... that the research of 2017 Spinoza Prize winner Eveline Crone (pictured) has led The Netherlands to extend its juvenile detention age limit from 18 to 23? Source: " In The Netherlands, her work has led to policy changes: a modification of the Youth Detention Act extended the age limits for juvenile prisons from 18 to 23." (source)
  • Reviewed: working on learning how to review, will link here when done This is my first nom, but I'll lurk for a bit and review some soon :)

Created by Originalmess (talk). Self-nominated at 23:00, 7 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Since this appears to be the first DYK nomination by Originalmess, no QPQ is needed. New enough, long enough, and well sourced, with an interesting and appropriately sourced hook of appropriate length. (The hook source is in the article only and is not the one linked in the nomination statement, and is written in Dutch, but these are not problems.) Subject is clearly notable (e.g. double pass of WP:PROF#C3). Earwig found no copied nor closely paraphrased text beyond titles of publications and institutions, where copying is unavoidable, and one properly marked direct quote. The picture was not linked properly in the DYK nomination but is available at File:Eveline Crone Marc de Haan 2012.jpg and (if chosen to be used) has the proper OTRS permissions. Good to go. —David Eppstein (talk) 00:03, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
That's what I thought the QPQ qualifications meant but wasn't sure, so that's a relief! Thank you for the prompt review. She's fascinating and accomplished, and I hope other people will learn about her work. originalmesshow u doin that busta rhyme? 02:47, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Added image. Yoninah (talk) 23:04, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, and reorganized the presentation per standard Wikipedia academic bios. I added a few "citation needed" tags to information that is not sourced, per Rule D2. Yoninah (talk) 12:21, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 6[edit]

Packers sweep

  • ... that Vince Lombardi's Packers sweep has been called one of the most famous American football plays in history? "Most of all, it is there in the images of one play, run over and over again, and in the voice of Ray Scott calling the most famous play in pro football history" - Source.

Created by Gonzo fan2007 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:38, 7 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This comprehensive article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral, and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:29, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Purple eagle ray, Ronald Hamlyn-Harris

Purple eagle ray
Purple eagle ray
  • ALT1 ... that the purple eagle ray (Myliobatis hamlyni) (pictured),was named after Ronald Hamlyn-Harris, director of the Queensland Museum? Source: "He was Director of the Queensland Museum, Brisbane (1910–1917)."

Created/expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:18, 13 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Reviewing. Purple eagle ray- copyvio 0%, expanded >5x. Hamlyn-Harris- copyvio 9%, long enough, new 7 July. QPQ done Whispyhistory (talk) 07:01, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Tweaked to add latin name to explain hook and added pic. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:20, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you @Philafrenzy:. Are changes ok with you @Cwmhiraeth:?

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Both articles are good and it was very decent to write the one on Hamlyn-Harris. Whispyhistory (talk) 18:17, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

@Whispyhistory: Thank you for the reviews. I have replaced the original hook and put your version as ALT1. I prefer mine because it will hopefully hook people in who wonder how the fish with a simple common name could be named after this man. Also, I am not bothered about using the image - wait for my candy striped flatworm, coming soon! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:32, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Dungeons 3

  • ... that many reviewers thought that Dungeons 3 relied on humor to the point of becoming annoying?
    • ALT1:... that Dungeons 3 was described as the closest its developer has come to creating a successor to the popular Dungeon Keeper series?
    • ALT2:... that in the video game Dungeons 3, your goal is to conquer a peaceful kingdom for an evil overlord?

Improved to Good Article status by SoWhy (talk). Self-nominated at 07:19, 6 July 2018 (UTC).

  • The article was promoted on the submitted date.
  • The article is over 1,500 characters.
  • The article meets core policies and guidelines.
  • The hooks are under the designated character limit.
  • QPQ checks out.
  • I favour ALT2, to which I added punctuation and context. Symbol voting keep.svg Cognissonance (talk) 23:00, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 7[edit]

Rescue Me (Madonna song)

  • Reviewed: Li Lin (biochemist)
  • Comment: Would prefer if this DYK can appear on August 16, 2018, Madonna's 60th birthday.

Improved to Good Article status by IndianBio (talk). Self-nominated at 05:12, 7 July 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Congratulations on successfully promoting the article to GA. As a Madonna fan myself, I think you've done a great job. I also agree that this DYK should appear on Madonna's birthday. Beyoncetan 2 (talk) 11:44, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 11:12, 14 July 2018 (UTC).

  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg concise, just long enough. I couldn't see this in source clearly The organization dates back to 1905, when an association of German half-blood breeders (Halbblutzüchter) was founded in Berlin. However, hook is in article ad source and fulfills dyk as far as I can see. Thank you @Gerda Arendt:. Whispyhistory (talk) 07:25, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Who cares that an organization "dates back to 1905"? There are probably plenty of organizations that old. Surely a better hook can be found. In fact I think I'll propose one now:
  • ALT1: ... that Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung is an umbrella organization with origins dating back to 1905 that governs equestrian breeding, care and sports in Germany?

- changing the emphasis of the hook. Gatoclass (talk) 10:07, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol confirmed.svg I'm restoring Whispyhistory's approve for ALT1 as they pertain to the same hook facts, just a different emphasis. Gatoclass (talk) 09:01, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Liu Boli

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 02:20, 9 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough and long enough. AGF on the source. Hook is interesting and present in the article. No copyvio or CP issues. QPQ present. We should be good. Raymie (tc) 18:49, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Anastasius I Dicorus

  • ... that when Byzantine emperor Anastasius I died he left a treasury with over 23,000,000 gold solidi, more than 420 tons of gold? Source: Norwich, John (1988). Byzantium: the Early Centuries. London: Penguin. ISBN 0-670-80251-4, p. 183.
    • ALT1:... that ? Source:

Improved to Good Article status by Gog the Mild (talk). Self-nominated at 12:35, 8 July 2018 (UTC).


QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol voting keep.svg epicgenius (talk) 16:10, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

@Epicgenius: Thanks for picking this up so quickly. Apologies for the missing cite. Sloppy; both I and the GAN reviewer missed that. Now added. Appropriate weight now added to the article. Gog the Mild (talk) 15:21, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

@Gog the Mild: You're welcome. Thank you for your quick response. This article is good to go. epicgenius (talk) 16:10, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  • [[

File:Symbol possible vote.svg|16px]] The article says 420 tons of gold but the hook says 120, which is it? Gatoclass (talk) 01:00, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

  • @Gatoclass: 420 tons. Hook amended. Someone has thumb fingers, probably me. Thank you for picking this up. Gog the Mild (talk) 09:49, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Courthouse station (San Diego Trolley)

Created by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 15:44, 7 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough (started July 6), long enough (prose portion is 1,600 characters without spaces), and within policy. The hook is short enough (150 characters with spaces), neutral, accurate, sourced, and interesting to a broad audience. Just waiting on the QPQ. Is there a reason that San Diego Central Courthouse is linked twice in the article and is a red link? « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 18:14, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @Gonzo fan2007: QPQ added above. The double link for the courthouse article is in compliance with MOS:DUPLINK; the building is notable enough for its own article, and I might get around to creating it if no one else does. SounderBruce 23:15, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
  • MOS:DUPLINK says that double linking should be used if it is helpful for the reader. I am finding it difficult to see how it is that helpful for the reader, considering the links are only 30 words and only a few lines apart depending on your computer screen. It doesn't really bother me for this DYK, I just don't see the purpose of having two red links so close together. « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 04:15, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg All issues are now satisfied. « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 04:15, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 8[edit]

World Trade Center station (PATH)

  • ... that the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, built after the September 11 attacks, cost $4 billion and was described as the world's most expensive train station? Sources: (1) NY Times, "How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion", 2014. The cost is in the title. Also, "Its colossal avian presence may yet guarantee the hub a place in the pantheon of civic design in New York. But it cannot escape another, more ignominious distinction as one of the most expensive and most delayed train stations ever built." (2) Business Insider, 2016. "Nearly 15 years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub is now partially open to the public. [...] The design for the station was first revealed in 2004. It was projected to take five years and only $2.2 billion to complete, but after 12 years and many complications, $2.2 billion turned into $4 billion, making the Transportation Hub the most expensive train station ever."
    • ALT1:... that the $4 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub, built after the September 11 attacks, was described as the world's most expensive train station? Source: same as above
    • ALT2:... that as part of the contract to build New York City's original World Trade Center, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey acquired a railroad and built a new station for it at the World Trade Center? Source: NY Times, 1962.

Improved to Good Article status by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 14:06, 8 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough? Green tickY Became a GA same day it was nominated here. Long enough? Green tickY More than long enough. Within policy? Green tickY I think so. Hook short enough? Green tickY Yes. Content suitable? Green tickY Entirely suitable, as far as I care tell. WP:QPQ has already been fulfilled, so I am going to pass this nomination with no objections. It seems completely acceptable for DYK. --Katolophyromai (talk) 01:40, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Roe v. Wade (film)

Converted from a redirect by Slightlymad (talk). Self-nominated at 10:13, 9 July 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg I, personally, think that the ALT0 is much more interesting than ALT1. I also think that another ALT can be written from this part of the article: One crew member told The Daily Beast, "They're not keeping people in the loop with the script. When people finally receive the script, they've dropped out really fast. After people started dropping out, they said, 'OK, don't send people the scripts anymore.' Instead, they've been changing lines and scenes before they shoot." Beyoncetan 2 (talk) 11:49, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Comment: I'm leaning oppose. The Daily Beast is not RS.– Lionel(talk) 03:14, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @Lionelt: If Daily Beast is non-RS, then so are any left-wing publications e.g. HuffPost, The NYT. Tks, Slightlymad (talkcontribs) 04:13, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  • You said it, not me! (kidding) Daily Beast has been described as "hyper-partisan" and comparable to Breitbart. Opinions at RSN are not positive. I think we can do better for the Main Page, don't you? – Lionel(talk) 04:21, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I see. I shall amend those claims backed by Daily Beast immediately. However, I will leave the direct quotation from their website as it's a legit interview from one of the persons involved in the movie; the crew member was not interviewed by other websites. Tks, Slightlymad (talkcontribs) 04:33, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I'd also like to follow up that I will not be removing the Daily Beast citations supporting the Cast section. I can't find any RS that has a reasonably complete report of the character roles the actors are going to play. Besides, MOS:FILM demands that this section be supported with citations. Tks, Slightlymad (talkcontribs) 04:56, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Alright Lionelt, I have left the Daily Beast sources to support the Cast section but amended those sources backed by the website with another RS. Tks, Slightlymad (talkcontribs) 06:11, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Well, now we have a POV issue. The cast members resigned from the film because pro-abortion people harassed them and because the actors felt that they would face career discrimination from appearing in a pro-life film. According to your source, in general, problems with production, including shooting locations becoming unavailable, actually had to do with discrimination against pro-life people.Lionel(talk) 06:21, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Alveda King, MLK Jr.'s niece, had a similar hunch, apparently. I've expanded on this by quoting her directly from her Fox News interview. Let me know if that's fine. Tks, Slightlymad (talkcontribs) 07:57, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 9[edit]

Zheng Pingru

Zheng Pingru
Zheng Pingru

Created by Megalibrarygirl (talk) and Zanhe (talk). Nominated by Zanhe (talk) at 22:07, 15 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Refs, neutrality, copyvio spotcheck, QPQ. Was an interesting read, thanks! Its good to go. - LouisAragon (talk) 02:16, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Minoo Mohraz

Created by Droodkin (talk). Self-nominated at 19:28, 13 July 2018 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting, on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. In the hooks (and I prefer ALT1), can you show that it the physician is female, perhaps by using a pronoun? - Suggestions for the article:
  • Use physician, not doctor, consistently.
  • Make the sentence about saying "condome" active voice. - It's not clear that she said it.
  • Add a bit ;) - The rather long lead is a duplication of information, and without it, it would be too short. - Anything about her as a person? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:26, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Hello, thank you for your feedback! I've adjusted the article, fixed the doctor and condom issues, and mildly expanded the article. I've also placed two new hooks for consideration. I am personally okay with either hooks. Droodkin (talk) 17:26, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you, - I go for ALT2 because ALT3 suggests a bit that it's only her campaigning, not her qualification ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:13, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg ALT2 isn't accurate as it conflates two different facts, (a) that she was described as Iran's leading expert on HIV, and (b) that her pragmatic approach led to her becoming "one of the most visible faces of HIV and AIDS campaigns", to quote the source. They are not the same thing. A better and more accurate hook ought to be found than the current proposed alternatives IMO. Gatoclass (talk) 09:48, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much for bringing this up, this is a lil embarassing. I have adjusted accordingly and written up ALT4. I'd rather ALT4 be accepted hook. Droodkin (talk) 12:32, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg ALT4, but if a word smith can get in that she is a woman, even better, - for a Persian name, we don't know that. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:06, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Benjamin Goodwin Seielstad

Meteor hitting New York by B. G. Seielstad
Meteor hitting New York by B. G. Seielstad
Destabalization of the Earth's crust by B. G. Seielstad
Destabalization of the Earth's crust by B. G. Seielstad
City of tomorrow by B. G. Seielstad, 1934
City of tomorrow by B. G. Seielstad, 1934

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 09:14, 12 July 2018 (UTC).

  • The article generally conforms to all the requirements -- it's new, long enough, and satisfies notability requirements. The first hook works best for me. My only concern is the sourcing. Only one of the sources seems to be about the subject in any sustained way. The other sources merely confirm the work he did and where it was published. I would like to see more sources (although strictly on the grounds of WP:GNG, I would say this article passes that threshold). freshacconci (✉) 22:38, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg On reflection, there are actually three sources that go beyond just confirming the subject's existence as a published artist. I would say this is sufficient for DYK. freshacconci (✉) 22:43, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

An Unearthly Child

Improved to Good Article status by Rhain (talk). Self-nominated at 13:34, 9 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg The nomination was made on the day the article was promoted to Good Article status. The article is stable and adequately sourced; offline sources are accepted in good faith. I was unable to find any close paraphrasing or copyright violations. All hooks are interesting and cited inline. Article images are either adequately licensed or permitted under fair use. QPQ provided. This is good to go. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:23, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Averroes

This hook is good to go; if you want to use it let me know and I'll pass the DYK. Catrìona (talk) 14:15, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT1:... that many works of Averroes (pictured) did not survive today in the original Arabic, but only as Latin or Hebrew translations? Source: "Adamson 2016, p. 180-181
I would have written "... that many of Averroes' works did not survive in the original Arabic, but only as Latin or Hebrew translations?" I would not use "works of Averroes" in this context, but with the picture it is awkward either way. Catrìona (talk) 14:15, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT1b:... that many of Averroes' works (Averrroes pictured) did not survive today in the original Arabic, but only as Latin or Hebrew translations? HaEr48 (talk) 06:40, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT2:... that Averroes (pictured) served as the chief judge of Córdoba and the Almohad court physician at the same time? Source: Arnaldez 1986, p. 910.
Better "... and as the Almohad court physician..." Catrìona (talk) 14:15, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT2b:... that Averroes (pictured) served as the chief judge of Córdoba and as the Almohad court physician at the same time? Symbol voting keep.svg
  • This hook is good too. I still don't like the second one, but you only need one hook anyway. Catrìona (talk) 12:24, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Improved to Good Article status by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:13, 10 July 2018 (UTC).

  • I'll be reviewing this one, comments to come. Catrìona (talk) 01:27, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol voting keep.svg I'm concerned about plagiarism and this site with suspiciously similar phrasing: "..to a family with a long and well-respected tradition of legal and public service. His grandfather, the influential Abdul-Walid Muhammad (d. 1126), was the chief judge..." This was not mentioned in the GA review. Is there a way to confirm that this is copied from Wikipedia and not the other way around? Fixed by HaEr48 Catrìona (talk) 04:11, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

@Catrìona: Thanks for the review. I'm embarrassed that I missed that :| I reworded that sentence, and checked the rest of the earwig report (seems no more close paraphrasing issue). Let me know if there's more I could do. HaEr48 (talk) 13:53, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Looks good now and the copyvio detector is not finding any other problems; see comments on the hooks. Catrìona (talk) 14:15, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
@Catrìona: I've replied to your comments on ALT1 and ALT2. Thanks for the review. HaEr48 (talk) 06:40, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 10[edit]

Flight Stop

Flight Stop in flight at the Toronto Eaton Centre
Flight Stop in flight at the Toronto Eaton Centre
  • ... that each of the sixty geese in Michael Snow's Flight Stop (pictured) is wearing a goose costume made from photographs of a dead Canada goose culled from Toronto Island? Source text: "Flight Stop appears to be a straightforward representation of sixty geese, but the work is a combination of fibreglass forms and photographs of a single goose, 'one of two culled from a flock living on Toronto Island.' Photographing the dead bird, Snow adjusted 'the neck, wing, and tail positions and the cylindrical parts of the body. Three different body sizes were then carved in Styrofoam and, using pattern-making techniques, two-dimensional photographic goose costumes were printed and assembled.'" Martha Langford. Michael Snow: Life & Work. Toronto: Art Canada Institute, 2004.

Created by Freshacconci (talk). Self-nominated at 15:16, 12 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article expanded from redirect within last seven days. Long enough & prose reads as neutral. Checks out via Earwig's. Photo is used in article and valid for use. Hook is cited and interesting, so I'd say it's good to go! Nice work, Freshacconci! = paul2520 (talk) 03:17, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Incendiary balloon

Helium balloons bearing flammable materials launched from Bureij, Gaza strip
Helium balloons bearing flammable materials launched from Bureij, Gaza strip

Created by Icewhiz (talk). Self-nominated at 09:25, 11 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Minor modification to alt "...that incendiary balloons, made of condoms and party balloons, were launched from the Gaza strip and have burned thousands of acres of Israeli land in 2018?" Symbol confirmed.svg
  • I prefer to keep exact numbers out, as they vary and since this is ongoing. I'm OK with the alt, though mentioning kites in the hook is probably relevant (as all the estimates of burnt land are joint between kites and balloons). Also the burning land is not in Gaza - but rather the balloons are launched from Gaza (and then carried by wind go into Israel - one reached 35 kms inside)).Icewhiz (talk) 06:22, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  • OK, you're now approved. Catrìona (talk) 12:00, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Hi! I'll be reviewing this one. Catrìona (talk) 02:31, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Great hook! I have suggested an alt to be even snappier. Catrìona (talk) 02:45, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 12[edit]

Dee Booher

  • ... that before she became a star in Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Dee Booher had her first professional match against a 700-pound bear? Source: "The bears are trained and muzzled, and the bear I fought was a female that had been fanged and was kept on a leash, but she was still 700 pounds. She could have broken me in two, but I lasted 15 minutes with her." [18]; "One of the show’s few experienced wrestlers, whose stage name was Matilda the Hun, had once been forbidden by a state’s gaming commission to wrestle men; she was, however, allowed to wrestle a bear, which she did." [19]
    • ALT1:... that following her career as a professional wrester, Dee Booher began delivering singing telegrams called "Slam-o-Grams"? Source: "She thinks she stayed in it longer than she should have. Afterward, she earned a living doing what she calls “slam-o-grams,” singing telegrams with wrestling." [20]

Created by Skudrafan1 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:32, 12 July 2018 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Created 12 July. 2375 characters, start class. Added a citation to meet the source requirement. Per Earwig's Copyvio Detector, 6.5%, with no plagiarism upon manual review. Hook (ALT0) cited, reliable, and interesting (a bear?!). No picture used. This is the user's 2nd DYK nom, so no QPQ required. DYK nom is good to go! ―Biochemistry🙴 15:27, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 13[edit]

Eddie Jenkins (footballer, born 1909)

Created by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 18:41, 13 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hi Kosack, review follows: Article created 13 July; article is well written and exceeds minimum length; article is cited inline throughout to reliable sources; no copyvio or overly close paraphrasing detected; ALT0 is confirmed by the header of the Wales Online page and the "eldest surviving player" mention in the BBC source (which was prior to his death); ALT1 is backed up by the Wales Online source; my preference is for ALT1 which I think is more interesting; QPQ has been done. Looks good to go - Dumelow (talk) 10:04, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 14[edit]

Patricia A. Gabow

Denver Health emergency department
Denver Health emergency department
  • ... that as CEO of Denver Health (pictured), Dr. Patricia A. Gabow streamlined operations, improved patient care, and cut excessive spending using a system based on the Toyota Production System? Source: "Dr. Patricia Gabow served as CEO of Denver Health, that city's safety net health system, for 20 years before retiring in 2012. In 2005, Denver Health became one of the first systems in the U.S. to embrace Lean, a management and quality-improvement approach based on the Toyota Production System." (Modern Healthcare)

Created by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 00:27, 15 July 2018 (UTC).

  • reviewing, new, long enough, copyvio high due to names of institutions mainly. will complete soon. Whispyhistory (talk) 07:11, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg This a very good article, carefully sourced and written. Hook is in article and source. Whispyhistory (talk) 08:06, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 15[edit]

Leech

  • ... that some leeches only feed twice a year?
    • ALT1:... that leeches are used clinically for restoring circulation after microsurgery and the treatment of conditions including osteoarthritis?

Improved to Good Article status by Chiswick Chap (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 09:01, 16 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article is new enough (recent GA), long enough, and well referenced. I prefer ALT0, which is short and very interesting. It is supported by an offline source, accepted AGF. QPQ is done. No copyvio found. No image, but it'd be nice to feature one of those suckers on the main page! Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 01:05, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 16[edit]

Minna Lammert

1876 stage machinery for Das Rheingold
1876 stage machinery for Das Rheingold
  • Reviewed: Benjamin Steinberg (conductor)
  • Comment: I suggest to use it on 25 July, the opening of the 2018 festival. They don't play the work this year, or we could go for that day.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 12:19, 16 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article is long enough and was nominated on the day it was created. The book and German sources are accepted in good faith. I wasn't able to detect any close paraphrasing. A QPQ has been provided. There are some minor issues with the hook and the article though: in the article, I'd recommend mentioning and linking to Richard Wagner during the first mention. Also, the hook could probably be rephrased somewhat since it seems to lack focus: is the focus of the hook Lammert, or the "'swimming' apparatus"? If it's Lammert, the hook could probably be written to emphasize this. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:54, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
The most interesting thing about her is that she sang that role in that performance, but I find it adds interest that Wagner thanked the three (kissing and hugging, but I didn't go that far), and for what? not for singing but being brave enough to be elevated by an apparatus he wanted and everybody else thought was impossible. There are photos of the 3 "swimming" in the external links: it was a sensation. The diary is in English. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:31, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
As for a link to Wagner in the article: when a piece has an article, the composer doesn't need one, to avoid a sea of blue. The hook won't be interesting to people not knowing who Wagner is ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:45, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Precisely, which is why a link to Wagner is needed even more. Not everyone is familiar with Wagner and classical music. Hooks are intended to be interesting for a broad audience, not just music buffs, so the idea is to broaden hook interest, not to limit it. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:52, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't get it. Wagner is linked in the hook, and I will not link him in the article, per a convention by projects Classical music and Opera. Composers get a link when the work has no article, but for a composition with an article, you can be sure to find the composer there, if you don't know who Mozart is. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:06, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @Khajidha: Thoughts on the hook wording? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 20:15, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @Gerda Arendt: Also, as for the hook being about Wagner kissing and hugging, if that's the point the hook is trying to make, then the hook should probably be rewritten to focus on that. Right now the wording is awkward and her being a "Rhine Maiden" doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the hook. What about something like: "... that Wagner thanked Minna Lammert "with tears in his eyes" after the first rehearsal with the "swimming" apparatus (pictured) of Das Rheingold?" Okay, maybe that may need to be rephrased too, but the point is there. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 21:52, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
You will have to introduce Rheingold first, or swimming makes no sense. It makes sense for Rhine maidens. - I agree that Das Rheingold is the best article to link to, because it's under major expansion. I intentionally didn't mention kissing and hugging, but am close to giving up relying on my English. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:58, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Drop swimming, let readers find out in the article why tears?
1876 Rhinemaidens
1876 Rhinemaidens
ALT2: ... that when Minna Lammert, Lilli Lehmann and her sister Marie rehearsed as the Rhinemaidens for the first performance of Das Rheingold in Bayreuth (singers pictured, Lammert right), Wagner thanked them "with tears in his eyes"? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:12, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
ALT2 sounds better and is on the right track, but it's 217 characters when including "(stage design pictured)"; WP:DYKSG however is vague on whether or not that counts as part of the hook, so I'll let it pass. I'm ready to approve this, I'm just waiting for feedback from Khajidha. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew
When I learned DYK the pictured-clause was not counted, but I didn't follow every rule change. We could say Lilly and Marie Lehmann, but tricky to link, - one the greatest singer of all times, the other not even an article. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:07, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
I just realised that the article is Rhinemaidens, and a FA, so better link to that one, also or instead. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:52, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Learning further: we do have an image of the "apparatus" called "machinery", - I adapted. image and hooks. As the creatures appear in both Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, it's also fairer. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:05, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
I think the two of you have pretty well covered any issues I had with the original. ALT2 is fine.--Khajidha (talk) 13:40, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Thanks, giving this the tick. Special date request for July 25 is approved. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:35, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Albert Kūnuiākea

Albert Kūnuiākea
Albert Kūnuiākea

Moved to mainspace by KAVEBEAR (talk). Self-nominated at 19:36, 16 July 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This is inline cited (over two sequential sentences) to a book by St. Martin's Press which is undoubtedly RS. The article is new enough, long enough, NPOV, and Earwig shows copyvio not likely. The article was moved to mainspace on July 16. The image is from the Hawaii State Archives and is correctly tagged as PD due to age. A QPQ has been done. Looks good to me! Chetsford (talk) 05:14, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

King Oak

  • ... that the King Oak is said to have foretold the death of Charles Howard-Bury? Source: "As children we were told that if a branch fell from the tree a member of the Hutton-Bury family — the owners of Charleville Estate — would die. In 1963, a bolt of lightning did strike the tree and, true to legend, Colonel Charles Hutton-Bury died some weeks later" Irish Examiner (note the source has the surname wrong, the family name became Hutton-Bury only after Charles' death when estate passed to a junior line of the family, The Times has the name correct but is behind a paywall: "The Hutton-Bury family believed that if a major branch of the tree were to fall one of their family members would die, so for decades they supported its enormous limbs with wooden props. In 1963 the oak tree was struck by lightning. It survived but Colonel Charles Howard-Bury died a few weeks later")
    • ALT1:... that the branches of the King Oak spread for up to 30 yards (27 m) from the main trunk? Source: " Among its massive branches, reaching out like many arms, is one stretching about 30 yards parallel to the ground" Irish Times
    • ALT2:... that the trunk of the King Oak is more than eight metres wide? Source: "the king oak of Charleville in Co Offaly – a giant, spreading and ancient Quercus robur specimen with a girth, or waistline, of 8.29 metres and a height of 19 metres" Irish Times

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 10:39, 16 July 2018 (UTC).

  • copyvio 9.5%, interesting, new, long enough. Will complete review soon.Whispyhistory (talk) 10:48, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg @Dumelow:, I always look forward to your articles. Interesting and thank you. Proposed hook ok, but if superstitions are a problem for dyk, then better use ALT1 or ALT2 Whispyhistory (talk) 21:15, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Erinea Garcia Gallegos

  • ... that Erinea Garcia Gallegos, whose ancestors were among the first settlers of San Luis Valley, Colorado, made her own history as postmistress of San Luis for nearly 40 years? Source: "Ancestors of both her parents were among the earliest Spanish-speaking settlers, establishing farms and towns on Mexican land grants in southern Colorado and New Mexico" ... "Gallegos served as an educator for 12 years and as postmistress in San Luis from 1934 to 1973" (Colorado Women's Hall of Fame)

5x expanded by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 13:04, 16 July 2018 (UTC).

  • copyvio ok, expanded 5X, long enough and will complete review soon. Whispyhistory (talk) 20:15, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
The proposed hook looks questionable: "made her own history" doesn't correspond to anything specifically stated in the article. Here's another possible hook: Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 01:52, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
  • ALT1:... that Erinea Garcia Gallegos, postmistress of San Luis, helped patrons to write and translate letters to local men overseas during World War II? Source: "Helping patrons prepare money orders and write and translate letters were Gallegos’ specialties, especially during World War II and later conflicts when many local men served overseas. " Colorado Women's Hall of Fame
  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Concise and well written. The information about how "she was one of Colorado’s first Hispanic women to go to college"... "and was appointed postmistress in San Luis by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935" may also give some ideas for other hook. ALT1 is otherwise my preference and is in source and hook. Whispyhistory (talk) 07:58, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg@Mary Mark Ockerbloom: and @Whispyhistory: thank you for the suggestions. I would like to submit this ALT2 for consideration:
  • ALT2: ... that Erinea Garcia Gallegos, one of the first college-educated Hispanic women in Colorado, helped write and translate letters to local men serving overseas in World War II as postmistress of San Luis? Yoninah (talk) 13:22, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Or shorter, since she did this for several wars:
  • ALT2a: ... that Erinea Garcia Gallegos, one of the first college-educated Hispanic women in Colorado, helped write and translate letters to local men serving overseas as postmistress of San Luis? Yoninah (talk) 13:28, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Alt 3 ... that Erinea Garcia Gallegos, one of the first college-educated Hispanic women in Colorado, was appointed postmistress of San Luis by President Franklin D. Roosevelt? Philafrenzy (talk) 20:17, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Alt 4 ... that Erinea Garcia Gallegos, appointed postmistress in San Luis by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, helped customers write to local men serving overseas during World War II? Philafrenzy (talk) 21:01, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks all. ALT2 ok. ALT3 is clearer to see that it is in article and source and is shorter. Whispyhistory (talk) 21:09, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Philafrenzy. I like ALT3 the best. I changed "in" to "of" since there was only one post office there. Yoninah (talk) 22:02, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 17[edit]

Dr. Georgi Stranski University Hospital

The University Hospital in Pleven
The University Hospital in Pleven
  • ... that the University Hospital in Pleven (pictured) is the only hospital in Bulgaria that operates two robot-assisted surgery systems and a social robot for patients ? Source: [22] Bulgaria has four Da Vinci robots, two of them in [the University Hospital] in Pleven, used for urological and gynecological surgery, the other two are in "Doverie" Hospital and "Acibadem City Clinic-Tokuda Hospital" in Sofia. / [23] "There is one more robot in the hospital - Greg, named after Prof. Gorchev and provides assistance in patient visitations when their doctors are not on the hospital grounds."

Created by Tourbillon (talk). Self-nominated at 06:59, 18 July 2018 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Interesting, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed and a good illustration. This is your fourth DYK nom, right? Some things to be considered for the article: The left image displaces the next header, better right? We don't use "Dr." unless in a name. Perhaps link Ottoman? Perhaps add more independent sources to the official website? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:44, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Yep, I have two more in the works, one of them a massive expansion of an existing article - will probably submit it next week. I've addressed all the other remarks, except the Dr. in the title - it's the official name of the hospital. Added a reliable English-language source as well. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 13:53, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Nothing wrong with Dr. in the hospital's name (as said before), but there's still one in the image caption. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:56, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 18[edit]

Martial law in Pierce County

Isaac Stevens in 1862
Isaac Stevens in 1862

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 05:16, 18 July 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Fits very well into the current political climate, methinks. Passes all criteria easily. SounderBruce 07:15, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Special occasion holding area[edit]

July 26 or later[edit]

Lucy McBath

Created by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 17:07, 24 May 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Created 23 May, nominated 24 May. 2187 characters readable prose, start class (which I concur with, in accordance with WP:BLP). All paragraphs cited. Appears exceptionally neutral, even for a political figure's page. Per Earwig's Copyvio Detector, highest overlap 16.7% with no plagiarism on manual inspection. Hook (ALT0) is supported by the CNN source, "And while Jordan's death may have been the catalyst to her activism..." Hook is interesting and <200 characters. No pictures used. QPQ completed, AGF for the count. Altogether, DYK nom is good to go! ―Biochemistry🙴 04:59, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT0, but I don't see the hook fact stated in the article. (Note that the CNN source says it "may" have inspired her activism.) Yoninah (talk) 22:34, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Yoninah: Hmm. It may not be in explicit terms, come to think of it. I'm out of free AJC views for the month already, so I can't re-read those links at the moment. Here are two alts... – Muboshgu (talk) 22:45, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I don't find either of those very hooky. I looked at the first AJC article and saw exactly what you wrote in your article. Yoninah (talk) 22:54, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I hope it wasn't exactly the same given close paraphrasing is bad. How are those less hook-y than ALT0? – Muboshgu (talk) 23:01, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • No, it wasn't close paraphrasing; I mean it was the same information. The earlier hooks are much more hooky with that word "inspired". Perhaps if one of the advocacy things she did was very popular, you could write "that after the fatal shooting of her son, Lucy McBath did this." I'm not finding much hooky in the article; is there any more information that you could add with an eye to a hook? Yoninah (talk) 23:16, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I've added a new source to the article, and thereby propose hook:
  • ALT4: ... that Democratic Party congressional candidate Lucy McBath made her decision to run for office during breakfast? (Source: here, "The tipping point, however, came during a breakfast meeting last June with a state legislator, ...'I just sat there for a moment and then it rolled off my tongue. That’s when I said, OK. And I’ve been off and running ever since.'")
I'm intentionally leaving out the details of the specific breakfast. Thoughts? ―Biochemistry🙴 23:57, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
I guess so. Seems a little trivial. Should be "Democratic Party congressional candidate". Yoninah (talk) 00:00, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps there's a way to make it more hooky. You're right--that was a little ambiguous of me; I've updated the ALT4 hook accordingly. How about this?
  • ALT5: ... that a breakfast made Democratic Party congressional candidate Lucy McBath decide to run for office?
  • It was, after all, a specific breakfast. I'm a little wary of violating WP:BLP if I suggest a hook that is too likely to be misconstrued.―Biochemistry🙴 00:47, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Muboshgu: thank you. One more question: should the end of the ALT6 hook be "and ultimately run for Congress"? Yoninah (talk) 23:05, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

August 15 (Ljubuški incident anniversary)[edit]

Štefica Galić

Štefica Galić
Štefica Galić
  • ... that ethnic Croat journalist Štefica Galić (pictured) has been called the "Schindler of Ljubuški" for helping save an estimated two thirds of the town's Bosniaks during the Croat-Bosniak War?
    Source: "It seems then that the 'Schindler from Ljubuski' must wait just a little longer - maybe even forever - for her city and her country to recognise her family's courage, humanity and nobility."[24] "They wrote 'letters of guarantee' for local Bosniaks who had been detained, saving an estimated two-thirds of the town's Bosniak population."[25]
  • Reviewed: Shadwell forgeries
  • Comment: I suggest keeping this for 15 August, the 25th anniversary of the event.

Created by Surtsicna (talk). Self-nominated at 15:23, 5 June 2018 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg - new; long enough; interesting; cited (I've amended the wording slightly to properly reflect the source). Looks fine to me... GiantSnowman 16:04, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg GiantSnowman, your review does not mention a number of the DYK criteria, including hook and article sourcing (you mentioned "cited" but not which) and neutrality, checking for copyvio/close paraphrasing, whether the image is free, whether the QPQ is adequate, etc. Please be sure to check these criteria. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:52, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
(@BlueMoonset: I checked all those things. The DYK police should make it easier to show this. GiantSnowman 12:37, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

August 16 (singer's birthday)[edit]

Rescue Me (Madonna song)

  • Reviewed: Li Lin (biochemist)
  • Comment: Would prefer if this DYK can appear on August 16, 2018, Madonna's 60th birthday.

Improved to Good Article status by IndianBio (talk). Self-nominated at 05:12, 7 July 2018 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Congratulations on successfully promoting the article to GA. As a Madonna fan myself, I think you've done a great job. I also agree that this DYK should appear on Madonna's birthday. Beyoncetan 2 (talk) 11:44, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

September 1 (start of World War II)[edit]

Bombing of Wieluń

Wieluń town center after German Luftwaffe bombing on morning of 1 September 1939
Wieluń town center after German Luftwaffe bombing on morning of 1 September 1939

Improved to Good Article status by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 13:55, 19 June 2018 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svgLength, date, hook ok. Polish sources accepted per AGF, though I can't read them. No readily apparent copyvio or neutrality problems; the content is more or less congruent with the less-developed German article. Interesting topic. Sandstein 13:20, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

It's a noteworthy date and this will be an appropriate lead image. I'm IAR and moving this to the special occasions holding area for September 1, 8 weeks from now. Yoninah (talk) 23:50, 30 June 2018 (UTC)